Norwich news

Holt requests transfer

May 18, 2012

Norwich City striker Grant Holt has had a transfer request rejected by the club, following a season in which he scored 15 Premier League goals.

Hot has led the line for Nowich during a successful debut Premier League season
GettyImagesHot has led the line for Nowich during a successful debut Premier League season

Holt, 31, was omitted from the England squad for Euro 2012 earlier this week, having finished the season as the second top-scoring English striker in the league.

On Friday, though, Holt has shocked his employers by handing-in a transfer request which was swiftly rejected. The striker joined Norwich from Shrewsbury in 2009, for a reported fee of £400,000.

Holt's consistent supply of goals were a big reason behind the Canaries rise to the Premier League, firing his side to consecutive promotions from League 1 and then the Championship.

The news follows speculation linking manager Paul Lambert with a move away from the club, with the Scot linked with the vacant managerial positions at Aston Villa and Liverpool.