Midfielder hoping to push through move.
Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has confirmed that he wants to leave his current club to link up with former manager Paul Lambert at Aston Villa, according to Sky Sports.
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The Republic of Ireland international has been the subject of some intense speculation this month and he has confessed that he has handed in a transfer request at Carrow Road.
The 31-year-old played for Lambert during his three year spell in charge of the Canaries and Hoolahan was quick to underline his desire to play for the Scot once again.
“I haven’t spoken to anybody at Aston Villa, but of course a move to play for Paul Lambert again would appeal to me,” Hoolahan told the Express & Star.
“I played some of the best football of my career under him and it was Paul who converted me from a winger to playing in the hole behind the striker.
“I tried to do things sensibly and quietly because I’ve not been involved whatsoever. But I was told the club do not want to sell me.
“I don’t really know what will happen next, hopefully there will be more conversations to resolve the matter.
“There has not been any big row or anything like that. The club know my wishes and that is as far as it has gone.”
He added: “At my age, I need to be playing regular first-team football and that is not happening at Norwich.
“There have been times this season when I’ve not even been included in the squad and the majority of the time I have been on the bench.
“Nothing has really been explained to me. Obviously, the club signed a lot of new players in the summer and the change of formation probably doesn’t suit me. I want a new challenge and a fresh start.”
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