A solid six months on Merseyside wasn’t enough to convince Liverpool to trigger their purchase option on Schalke centre half Ozan Kabak, with the club allowing the Turkish international to return to Germany at the end of last season.
With Schalke relegated to the 2.Bundesliga, though, the German club were never going to be able to keep the player for the 2021-22 season and after being linked with a return to the Premier League for much of the summer, it appears a deal is now done.
According to The Telegraph’s John Percy, Norwich City have agreed a season-long loan with an option to buy. The player will undergo his medical later today and is then expected to be announced shortly by the as yet winless Canaries.
Earlier in the summer, Kabak was heavily linked with a move to Leicester. When that failed to materialise, rumours turned to supposed Newcastle United interest. In the end, though, it seems the only real interest was closer the bottom of the table.
Norwich have been widely tipped to head straight back down to the Championship after winning promotion this season, and it will take an outstanding season from Kabak if they’re to have any chance of surviving in England’s top flight.