Burly Hitman Grant Holt Gets Ahead Of Himself, Has Transfer Request Rejected By Norwich

Alan Duffy

18th, May 2012


By Alan Duffy

Barcelona here I come!

Norwich City have enjoyed a superb first season back in the top tier, thanks in part to the goalscoring heroics of their player of the year Grant Holt, a player who not so long ago was plying his trade in League Two. The 31-year-old has bagged 15 Premier League goals this season, a superb tally for a top tier debutante. However, after that sole season in the top flight, Holt has decided that the he is too good for the Canaries, duly handing in a transfer request at Carrow Road.

The request was instantly denied by the powers that be at Norwich, but one wonders whether big Holty is getting a little ahead of himself by signalling his intentions to leave the Canaries after a single Premier League campaign? After all, there are plenty of players who have enjoyed one good season in the top flight before fading out of the spotlight all too quickly (see Marcus Stewart).

Interestingly, most media outlets are reporting that Holt’s request had not come after an offer from another club, so it may simply be a case of his agent playing silly buggers. Also, the rumours linking manager Paul Lambert to the Liverpool (or Aston Villa) vacancy may have had a bearing on Holt’s decision. Still, one wonders how many bigger clubs than Norwich would be willing to take a punt on a player in his early thirties with just one season under belt? Or will we see a Lambert/Holt move to Anfield!!!?

Stay where you are Holty, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side!

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  1. Anonymous says:


    that is all i can say

  2. Hongkonger says:

    What’s wrong with ambition? I can see him at arguably better teams such as Fulham or Everton.

  3. Clarketa says:

    you’d have to imagine that something has gone on behind the scenes. he’s a fan favourite and a cult hero why would he leave? especially being 31 years old

  4. Andy Carroll's Ponytail says:

    At his age, I don’t blame him for giving it a shot. Aston Villa!

  5. Greg says:

    As stated the green isnt always greener! however the grass is a total different shade!!!

  6. Inno says:

    Someone tell Rangers to get their 500k back on the table ;)

  7. dc says:

    been making pennies im sure at norwich and the rest of the clubs hes played for– not a whole lot of time left in his career to pick up a big premier league paycheck, even if its only for a season or 2

  8. JLBK says:

    “After all, there are plenty of players who have enjoyed one good season in the top flight before fading out of the spotlight all too quickly (see CHARLIE ADAM).”

    Fixed that for you.

  9. he6rt6gr6m says:

    Three words: Roque Santa Cruz.

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