Norwich City winger Christos Tzolis is close to completing a loan move to German side Fortuna Düsseldorf.

The move is expected to be a season-long one, and is likely to include an option for the Bundesliga 2 club.

David Wagner confirmed in his press conference this afternoon that Tzolis has been granted permission to speak to another club.

Tzolis spent the first half of last season on loan with Dutch club FC Twente, but was recalled after Wagner’s appointment as head coach.

He’s scored just once for the Canaries since returning to Carrow Road, however, and struggled for game time during pre-season.

He played for the club's under-21s at Brighton on Saturday instead of featuring in their final senior game of pre-season, a 2-0 victory over Greek giants Olympiacos.

Wagner claimed that was to help boost Tzolis' match fitness, but had signed both Borja Sainz and Christian Fassnacht in wide areas this summer.

The 21-year-old was signed for £8.8million from PAOK in 2021, as Stuart Webber attempted to prepare the club for a Premier League survival bid.

Tzolis made just three league starts throughout the campaign, however, and spent time with Alan Neilson's development squad after failing to register a single goal contribution in the top flight.

Dusseldorf came close to promotion to the German top flight last season but fell short, finishing fourth in the table.

They've won three major domestic honours, and boast a stadium with a 55,000-strong capacity.