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Norwich City Plot Audacious Swoop For Porto Midfielder Steven Defour

Belgian international on Canaries radar.

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Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is lining up an ambitious swoop for Porto midfielder Steven Defour this summer, according to talkSPORT.

The club are wary about facing another relegation battle next season and have already taken steps to prevent that by bringing in Dutch striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon and according to reports they will continue to try and add another star name to their ranks before the start of the new campaign.

And the former Newcastle boss is now lining up Belgian international midfielder Steven Defour.

The 25-year-old was once a target for MAnchester United during his time at Standard Liege in his native land, and Sir Alex Ferguson even went to the lengths of sending him a personal ‘get well soon’ letter after the player suffered a broken foot back in 2009.

However, a move to United failed to materialise and in 2011 he signed a five-year deal with Porto for a fee of €6 million.

Defour is also a key member of the Belgian national side that is causing waves in the world of football right now and should he link up with the Canaries he’d join the ever growing number of talented Belgian players to flock to the Premier League recently.

He won’t come cheap, though, with Porto reportedly asking for a fee of £9 million to secure his services.


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