Norwich to land Lincoln's Raggett and loan him back

Sean Raggett of Lincoln City (R) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Lincoln City team mates during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Burnley and Lincoln City at...

HITC Sport understands Norwich are set to land in-demand Lincoln defender.

Matt Rhead of Lincoln City and Sean Raggett of Lincoln City speak  during the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Ipswich Town and Lincoln City at Portman Road on January 7, 2017 in...Matt Rhead (L) of Lincoln City and Sean Raggett (R) of Lincoln City 

Norwich City are poised to sign Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Raggett's future at Lincoln has been the subject of speculation this summer with a number of clubs keeping tabs on the powerful central defender.

The likes of West Ham United, Sunderland and Peterborough United have all been credited with an interest in Raggett, but Norwich are set to win the race for the 24-year-old by signing him and then loaning him back to Lincoln for the season.

Raggett caught the eye last season as Lincoln won the National League title to return to the Football League, and he scored the winning goal in their FA Cup fifth round win over Burnley to help them reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in a remarkable run.

Raggett made 47 appearances for Lincoln last season, scoring seven goals, after joining from Dover last year and he has started all three games for Lincoln so far this term.

Sean Raggett of Lincoln City (R) celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Lincoln City team mates during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Burnley and Lincoln City at...

The towering defender was enterting the final 12 month on his contract and with the player having a release clause in his contract Lincoln were resigned to losing him, but were keen to have Raggett back on loan as part of any deal.

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke sees Raggett as one for the future at Carrow Road and is happy for him to stay at Lincoln this season and get valuable Football League experience under his belt.

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