Norwich City Target Aston Villa Striker

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Canaries keen on Villa Park forward.

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Norwich are said to be targeting Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann this summer after talks over a new deal at the Midlands club stalled, the Daily Mail reports.

Chris Hughton is hopeful of landing a striker after missing out on Celtic’s Gary Hooper in January as the Canaries continue to struggle for goals.

He has identified the 21-year-old as the ideal signing after impressing in his first full Premier League season. Weimann first broke into the Villa team at the end of last season when Darren Bent was forced to sit out through injury. He scored twice to help keep the Villans in the division and he has carried on from where he left off with 11 goals in 30 games so far this term.

He has also seen his international stock rise after making the step up from the U-21 side into the Austrian team.

Weimann has just under 18 months left on his current deal and though both the club and player would like to come to some sort of arrangement things may have to wait until the club guarantee their Premier League status before anything can be agreed.

Hughton has paid close attention to the partnership he has formed alongside Christian Benteke this season and hopes he can emulate that understanding with Grant Holt.

The striker is currently valued around £5 million but could be available for half of that should Villa be relegated.

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