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Norwich City eyeing move for Ajax defender

The defense remains the key area for Norwich City to address in the next couple of transfer windows.

The latest reports in England suggest that Norwich City are eyeing move for Ajax defender Sven Botman.

The 19-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

The Netherlands international joined Ajax from RKSV Pancratius on a free transfer in 2009. His contract expires in the summer of 2022. In July 2019, Botman was sent to SC Heerenveen on a season-long loan.

Sven Botman
Sven Botman

This season, Sven Botman has scored two goals and provided four assists in 11 appearances for Heerenveen.

The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Netherlands.

Sven Botman has represented Netherlands at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level, winning 25 caps.

Norwich City
Norwich City

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Norwich City.

Daniel Farke wants to sign a new defender and Botman is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

According to the report, “The 19-year-old centre back with the Dutch giants is currently on loan at Eredivisie rivals SC Heerenveen but respected daily newspaper, De Telegraaf, claim on Thursday morning City have made contact with a view to bringing the youngster to England. The article suggests there is potentially a ‘lucrative and longer term commitment’ from Norwich for Botman, capped at every international level by Holland from Under-15s to Under-20s level, who is still reportedly on a youth contract at Ajax. Such interest from the Premier League club poses a ‘difficult choice’ for Ajax director of football, Marc Overmaars, who planned to keep Botman at Heerenveen for the rest of this season before making a firm decision on his future.”


If Norwich City are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

However, a move to Norwich City will be ideal for the 20-year-old at this point of his career.

Sven Botman’s arrival will be a huge boost for Norwich City.

There has been no mention of a possible transfer fee in this report.

Whether he will join Norwich City or not remains to be seen.

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