Norwich City on the brink of completing winger switch as busy week continues
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Norwich City are set to continue a busy week of transfer business by complete the signing Eintracht Braunschweig winger Onel Hernandez within the next 24 hours.
The 24-year-old Cuban-born forward has been linked with the Canaries for most of the January transfer window, and provided all goes well from here Hernandez is set to be a Norwich player in time for the weekend.
And he may not be alone, with 23-year-old German striker Dennis Srbeny also closing in on a permanent move to Norwich City from third-tier side Paderborn and the possibility of a further loan arrival before the week is done.
Augsburg and former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Moritz Leitner has also been linked with a loan move to Carrow Road.
Hernandez's signing has been speculated about since photos emerged on social media before the end of the year, of City head coach Daniel Farke having dinner with the winger.
However with a widely reported £1.7m price tag attached to the deal, Norwich would have needed to sell to make the move happen – cue the departure to Huddersfield Town of Alex Pritchard, who was desperate for his Premier League return.
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Eintracht confirmed Hernandez was left out of their squad for tonight's Bundesliga II clash with Heidenheim, which kicks off the second half of their season following Germany's winter break – and that in turn heightened speculation over the winger's future.
Sporting director Marc Arnold said: 'He told us that he is currently unable to perform fully and therefore will not play in the Heidenheim game.'
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The Sun claimed last week Huddersfield and Wolves had also been monitoring the direct wide-man.
Born in Cuba but moving to Germany at six years old, Hernandez came through the ranks at Arminia Bielefeld. He went on to play for the second teams at Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg, before signing for Braunschweig in 2016.
He has scored once and claimed two assists in 17 league performance so far this season, coming on as a substitute in the final game before the winter break – a 1-0 home defeat to Dusseldorf.
During his first season with Braunschweig the former Germany U18 international scored five and assisted four in 36 league games, as the Lions missed out on promotion to the top flight in the play-offs.
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