Norwich City target Marvin Ducksch set for Bundesliga move
PUBLISHED: 10:44 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 27 May 2018
Norwich City look set to miss out on striker Marvin Ducksch with the striker likely to join Fortuna Dusseldorf this summer.
The 24-year-old has been a long-term target for the Canaries but his performances this season for Holstein Kiel, on loan from St Pauli, has attracted Bundesliga interest with Dusseldorf, who have just been promoted from the second tier, now favourites for his signature.
City had hoped the fact Ducksch had worked with Daniel Farke during the pair’s time at Borussia Dortmund may put them at the head of the queue for his signature.
However, Ducksch admits that negotiations with Dusseldorf have already taken place and will continue following a holiday in Fuerteventura.
“I can confirm conversations,” Ducksch told Bild. “It honours me that a club like Fortuna and a coach like Friedhelm Funkel are interested in me. Fortuna is a great team, Dusseldorf is a great city. And my family, who live in Dortmund, is nearby.”
Ducksch has just one year left on his contract with St Pauli and it is thought that a fee in the region of 2.5 million Euros, rising to 3 million, could be enough to clinch the deal.
The 6ft 3ins striker, who was the top goalscorer in Bundesliga 2 this season with 18 goals helped fire Holstein Kiel to the brink of promotion before the Schleswig-Holstein side went down in a play-off against Wolfsburg.