Cape Town - Norwich City forward Dennis Srbeny appears to be heading for
a January exit, with Bundesliga strugglers Paderborn reportedly lining up a
German magazine Kicker understands the move
"should" go through this month, with Srbeny poised to agree to the
Their report does not state whether Srbeny's return to North
Rhine-Westphalia would be on a loan basis or a permanent transfer, although
there is a clear belief that it will happen before the end of the January
Srbeny was not in Daniel Farke's matchday squad for
Norwich's last two games - the 1-1 Premier League draw with Crystal Palace on
New Year's Day or the FA Cup third-round win at Preston North End on Saturday.
The 25-year-old's departure would not be a huge shock among
Canaries fans, given his scant opportunities over the last 18 months.
He has not started a league game since the 2017/18 season
when he notched just one goal in 14 Championship appearances.
Srbeny was a bit-part player in the Canaries' title-winning
team the following year - again scoring just the once - and has only really
contributed one memorable moment in the Premier League - his solitary goal in
the 2-0 win at Everton's Goodison Park in November.
Adam Idah's hat-trick against Preston North End at the
weekend has probably catapulted the teenager past Srbeny in the pecking order
and there seems little point in holding the young Irishman back to afford
Srbeny any further minutes.
His departure would be the second such exit for a German
player back to the motherland after full-back Philip Heise joined up with FC
Nurnberg at the weekend, driving over 1000km from Norfolk to sign for the Bavarian
Paderborn general manager Martin Przondziono admitted the
club's interest in Srbeny on Monday, stating: "Dennis is on our list, but
there are four other names on it."
- TeamTalk Media