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Soccer News of Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Source: footballghana.com

Norwich City join chase for Ghana winger Edwin Gyasi

English Championship side Norwich City have joined a host of club's from England, chasing the signature of Ghanaian forward Edwin Gyasi in the January transfer window.

The 26 year old has been on top form for Norwegian side Aaeslund FC, attracting interests from several clubs in Europe's elite leagues.

The Canaries and Championship rivals Fulham, as well as Premier League side Brighton, have all enquired about the 26-year-old’s availability according to the Daily Mail.

The winger who is valued around £600,000 to £1 million scored seven goals in 29 games for Aeslund last season.

His form earned a call-up to the Ghana squad, making his debut as a second-half substitute during a 5-1 friendly win over Congo in September, before starting and scoring an equaliser against Egypt during World Cup qualifying in November, although the 1-1 draw was not enough to salvage qualification for this summer’s World Cup.

The report adds that the Amsterdam-born attacker has been on the radar of Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday as well, with Sunderland only interested in a loan.

Gyasi came through the academy system of Dutch top flight side AZ Alkmaar, before spells with De Graafschap and FC Twente, before lower level spells with Heracles Almelo and Roda JC.

After moving to Norway he scored six goals in 26 games during his first season for Aalesund in 2016 and can play as a second striker as well as a winger.

With his contract due to expire at the end of the 2018 Norwegian season, The Sun also linked Gyasi with Swansea, West Brom, Bristol City and QPR in November, so it remains to be seen if City are keen on the player, or whether his agent is working hard to secure a move to England for his client.