Norwich City’s Martin Olsson is set to leave the club and become Paul Clement’s first signing at Swansea City according to a report from the Daily Mirror.
The 28-year-old defender had been targeted by a few teams during the summer following Norwich’s relegation from the Premier League, but he ended up staying at Carrow Road as the Canaries looked to get promoted back to the top tier at the first attempt. This however is looking unlikely after a disappointing first half of the season which sees them outside the Sky Bet play-off places and their head coach Alex Neil being under a lot of pressure.
But Olsson looks set to return to the Premier League even if Norwich aren’t as their head coach Paul Clement looks to make him his first signing. The former Derby County boss is the third man in charge of the club this year after both Pep Guidolin and Bob Bradley were sacked with the Swans fighting against relegation. Clement is now the man tasked with making sure they don’t end up with Norwich in the Sky Bet Championship and believes Olsson is a good start to achieving that aim.
Welsh international and usual starting left back Neil Taylor has been out of form in recent weeks and Clement believes that this move could either spark Taylor to work harder to get back into top form or be a good replacement for a man who is a favourite around the Liberty Stadium. But for Norwich, they will be losing a big name player as they look to get back into the promotion race.