Rumour Mill: Norwich City go cold on Joaquin Larrivey transfer

Norwich manager Alex Neil would not be drawn on reports he had lined up Celta Vigo striker Joaquin L

Norwich manager Alex Neil would not be drawn on reports he had lined up Celta Vigo striker Joaquin Larrivey when questioned at Gorleston on Saturday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City have reportedly cooled their interest in Celta Vigo striker Joaquin Larrivey after the Argentine forward had travelled to England to seal a Carrow Road move.

Football website, Fichajes.com, claimed on Sunday lunchtime City have opted not to complete a deal for the 30-year-old, with quotes from his representative, Daniel dos Reis, insisting the prospective transfer had not collapsed due to personal terms or any issues with the medical.

City boss Alex Neil refused to be drawn on the link to Larrivey when questioned following the club's opening pre-season 7-0 friendly win at Gorleston as he looks to bolster his squad for the Premier League kick-off at Crystal Palace.

Fichajes.com report Neil met the player and his advisor on Friday as he prepared to undergo his medical after City had reached an agreement with Celta. Reports prior to the weekend sugested Larrivey would sign a two-year deal, with the option of a further year, for a transfer in the region of £1.5m.

Dos Reis is reportedly quoted as saying, 'There has not been any problem that may have lead to this. Nor has there been any change in the numbers of the operation. This is a total lack of seriousness, professionalism and ethics by Norwich.'


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