Getafe star Alvaro Vazquez has missed Friday’s training session as speculation over a switch to Norwich City intensifies, according to a report in the Spanish publication AS.
The report in AS says that Norwich have been plotting a move for the Spanish striker and his absence from training ahead of Sunday’s clash with Granada has left supporters fearing that an exit is imminent.
The Canaries have only made four permanent acquisitions this summer – one goalkeeper and three midfielders in the form of Graham Dorrans, Robbie Brady and Youssouf Mulumbu.
With Gary Hooper out favour, boss Alex Neil is lacking options upfront and his only two other strikers in the squad which have appeared in the Premier League so far are Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban.
Vazquez, 24, netted seven goals in 21 La Liga appearances last season and has Premier League experience, having had a loan spell at Swansea City in the 2013/14 campaign.
He is held in high regards at Getafe, but with a release clause of just €5 million [roughly £3.65 million] they are in danger of losing him in what could be a bargain deal for Norwich.
Vazquez, standing at 5ft 11inch, is predominantly a centre-forward with solid aerial ability, first-touch and link-up play as he likes to get involved in the action.
The Carrow Road outfit have started the campaign with four points from their first three matches, but with a little more prolificacy in front of goal that total could have been much healthier.