Report: Norwich City closing in on loan deal for Benfica midfielder Filip Krovinovic

Daniel Farke manager of Norwich City celebrates towards the Norwich crowd at The New York Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

Filip Krovinovic is apparently on his way to the Premier League as Norwich City identify a David Turnbull alternative.

Filip Krovinovic of SL Benfica in action during the Liga NOS match between SL Benfica and CD Nacional at Estadio da Luz on February 10, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Norwich City are closing in on a deal to sign Filip Krovinovic from Portuguese champions Benfica, according to Record.

The Canaries have made just one new addition since winning the Championship title in May, snapping up Patrick Roberts on a temporary deal from Premier League giants Manchester City.

 

Norwich were expected to announce the signing of 16-goal Motherwell star David Turnbull today but, according to the Glasgow Evening Times, the deal is now off with the teenager heading to Celtic instead.

Daniel Farke’s side appear to have identified an alternative at breakneck speed, however, with Record claiming that Krovinovic is heading to Carrow Road.

Daniel Farke manager of Norwich City celebrates towards the Norwich crowd at The New York Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

Like Turnbull, the 23-year-old Croatian is a creative attacking midfielder who can also play as a second striker. He is renowned for his finishing ability and excellent dribbling skills too, although his role in Benfica’s Primeira Liga triumph was very limited.

Krovinovic made just four substitute appearances, totalling 36 minutes.

Though a loan move to Norwich could be exactly what the youngster needs, given that Farke has worked wonders with other young talents such as Onel Hernandez, Jamal Lewis and Max Aarons.

Ljubomir Fejsa of SL Benfica (B), Andrija Zivkovic of SL Benfica (L), Mile Svilar of SL Benfica (2L) and Filip Krovinovic of SL Benfica (2R) and Haris Seferovic of SL Benfica (R) with the...

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