Norwich City forward Christos Tzolis has been linked with Club Brugge this summer, but it has now been said the Belgian side are being put off by the €10m asking price.
Norwich City brought Tzolis over to England last summer in what looked to be an eye-catching addition for the Canaries.
He arrived following a strong spell with PAOK and with plenty of hype around his future. However, he only played 19 times across all competitions, chipping in with two goals and three assists as the club were relegated to the Championship.
Since then, the forward has been linked with a summer exit. Club Brugge have been credited with interest but now, it has emerged from Sportime reporter Giannis Chorianopoulos that the Belgian club’s chase is faltering.
Norwich City are keen to land €10m for Tzolis this summer and, as it stands, they can not meet that valuation.
Negotiations are continuing though, with Club Brugge keen to agree a loan-to-buy deal.
🔥 Club Brugge can't meet at the moment Norwich City demands for Christos Tzolis (€10m.). Brugge want an on loan deal with an option to buy clause, Norwich a permanent deal. Negotiations are ongoing 🇬🇷🏴🇧🇪@NorwichCityFC @ClubBrugge #NCFC #ClubBrugge #Brugge
— Giannis Chorianopoulos (@choria80) June 29, 2022
Time for a fresh start?
Tzolis still has time on his side in his bid to maximise his potential, but it seems as though his talents could be better used elsewhere.
He failed to impress in the Premier League and if he isn’t going to get regular game time under Dean Smith, a move away would be best. Regardless of whether it’s permanent or temporary, Tzolis needs first-team football if he is to continue his development and get back to his best.
A move would also see Norwich City earn an influx of cash for their own spending this summer, so Smith and co will be hoping a deal can be struck.