Norwich City Agree Fee to Sign Sporting Lisbon Right-Back Zeegelaar for £3m

Published on: 25 January 2017

According to "?ITV Sport, Norwich City have agreed a fee to sign Sporting Lisbon's left-back Marvin Zeegelaar.

Portuguese newspaper, A BOLA, say that two clubs have settled on an initial €3.5m deal (£2.9m), which could rise by a further €1.5m.

The 26-year-old is travelling to England on Wednesday to undergo a medical and is ready to sign a contract worth 1m euros per season.

Earlier this month, Norwich sold their first choice left-back Martin Olsson to Swansea City, Zeegelaar seems to be the perfect replacement, and reports suggest that the Canaries have agreed a £9m fee with Crystal Palace to sell Robbie Brady. 

Zeegelaar is yet to be capped by his country. However, he recently received his first call-up to the senior Netherlands international squad.


Norwich City Chief, Alex Neil, hasn't yet confirmed the signing however insisted the club is looking for players in the left side position.

"If the deal had been done we would be talking about it now and you would be the first to know. Nothing has been finalised with anything,"? said Neil.

"We have a whole host of targets we are looking at. I am not going to confirm whether he is one or not but we are looking at players on that left side with Martin's departure and the amount of speculation surrounding Robbie (Brady). It is only natural we would be looking for left-sided players."?


It wouldn't be the first time Marvin has played professional football in this country; he briefly came to England in late 2013 making two substitute appearances for Blackpool.

The Dutchman reportedly speaks fluent English meaning life in England wouldn't be so bad, so is this move likely to happen.