Norwich City target Juventus and Italy striker Quagliarella
Norwich City are targeting an ambitious move for the Juventus and Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella according to The BBC.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton has refused to rule out a move for the Italian international and has already strengthened their attack, through signing the Dutch forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon and Celtic’s Gary Hooper.
“The fact that some players are being linked with us is in some ways a good thing, because it means we are trying to be proactive and trying to improve,” said the Canaries boss. “But certainly until there’s anything to say it’s all speculation.”
The Juventus striker has netted 13 times in 34 games for the Serie A champions but, with the addition of Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez and Spain forward Fernando Llorente, Quagliarella has fallen down the pecking order.
The former Torino, Udinese and Napoli forward’s wage demands could prove to be problematic but Hughton has already surprised many with a number of quality signings this summer.
A possible £6 million bid may be enough to tempt the Italian forward to join Norwich City, as he is seeking first team football ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.