Rumour Mill; Portuguese Champions want striker,Brighton star off to the Premier League, Prem wonder-kid to the Championship,

RVW to Benfica?

Portuguese Champions Benfica want Norwich Striker Van Wolfswinkel as reported by the Daily Mail. The striker after a poor season at Norwich is supposedly subject to interest from Benfica manager Jorge Jesus. If he was to move, it could potentially mean Champions League football for Van Wolfswinkel next season which would be almost certainly enough to persuade him to join. At only 25, Van Wolfswinkel joined Norwich from Benfica’s cross city rivals Sporting Lisbon. He joined Norwich as a prolific goalscorer for Lisbon with 20 goals in 41 games and 25 in 47 the season previous to that. His failure to succeed in the Premier League may mean he opts to go back to Portugal where he enjoyed a successful campaign.


Ulloa to the Prem?

Leicester are reportedly targeting Brighton striker Leanardo Ulloa. The newly promoted club are looking to strengthen their side and reports from Sky Sports  suggest that in the past hour that Brighton have rejected a bid for a fee of around £5 million. The striker since joining Brighton has scored 23 goals in 47 appearances for the club. He had previously spent spells at Almeria and Castellon. The Argentine is 27 and 6ft 3inches making him a handful for defences in the air. His strength and physicality combined with his neat finishing and vision makes him a difficult striker to play against combining all the qualities that Leicester wanted from him. Will Leicester bid again for him?

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Alex Pritchard to Wigan?

Watford, Wigan and Huddersfield as well as a variety of Championship clubs are in for highly rated midfielder Alex Pritchard. According to the Mirror , Uwe Rosler is after the midfielder (21)’s signature. He spent the season on loan at Swindon Town where he impressed with his skill, eye for goal and dribbling which was evident in a goal he scored against Bradford in December with Bradford manager Phil Parkinson describing the strike as a “fantastic goal” as well as “Alex Pritchard being far above this level of football (League 1)”. Pritchard apparently will come with a price tag of roughly £750,000 if any Championship clubs desire his signature according to HITC Sport.


Alex Pritchard




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