Sheffield Wednesday are chasing Portsmouth midfielder David Norris as the Blues look to continue their firesale in order to raise much needed funds and to reduce the wage bill.
We spoke to a source close to David Norris who confirmed when asked about the Sky Sports rumour: “We’ve not seen it, but I know they have been in touch about his availability.”
The source went on to say: “He’s just been told they’ve been in touch enquiring, but no offer has been made.”
With Kelvin Etuhu recently departing on a free transfer after turning down a new deal, and defensive duo Joel Ward and Jason Pearce departing to Crystal Palace and Leeds United respectively, it looks as if Norris could be the next man to be moved on.
It’ll be sad to see the back of Norris, who still has two years left on his contract at Fratton Park, but every player at Fratton Park (apart from Marko Futacs who has been offered a reduced deal) is on the transfer list in a bid to save the club from liquidation and reduce the wages.
The midfielder joined Pompey on a free transfer from Ipswich Town last summer and scored the equalising goal against
Southampton the Scummers to seal a draw at St Mary’s – an unforgettable moment that will ensure Norris is never forgotten by the Fratton faithful.
Norris made 42 appearances for Pompey in all competitions this season, scoring eight goals. A move to Sheffield Wednesday would see Norris remain in the Championship with Dave Jones’ newly promoted side.
Let’s hope that if Norris is sold to Sheffield Wednesday, then Pompey will receive a reasonable transfer fee for his services. We wish David Norris and his family all the best of the future!
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