Norwich City have been dealt a huge blow in their bid to bring Marco Meyerhofer to Carrow Road this summer.
That’s according to a report by German publication Liga2-online (via Football League World), who claim that the Canaries have made an enquiry regarding a potential move for the 25-year-old SpVgg Greuther Furth right-back in the upcoming transfer window.
However, the report goes on to claim that a deal for the £720k-rated defender would be difficult to get over the line for the Championship winners, as the new Brexit regulations mean that Meyerhofer would not likely qualify for the correct work permit allowing him to make a move to the UK.
Considering just how impressive the right-back has been in 2. Bundesliga this season, the fact that a move for the defender could be in jeopardy due to something that, up until January of this year, had never previously been a problem in the transfer of a European player is sure to leave Daniel Farke gutted.
Over his 33 appearances in the German second tier this season, the marauding Meyerhofer excelled for Greuther Furth in a creative capacity, with the 25-year-old registering nine assists and creating 10 big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of 1.8 key passes per game.
The former Eintracht Frankfurt man also impressed defensively, helping his side to keep six clean sheets, in addition to making an average of 1.9 interceptions, 1.6 tackles and 1.5 clearances per game, while also winning an average of 5.3 duels in each fixture.
As such, if Norwich were to miss out on a deal for the right-back for something as trivial as a work permit, it would undoubtedly come as a huge blow for Stuart Webber and his side, particularly if the Canaries’ current first choice in the position, Max Aarons, does go on to depart Carrow Road this summer – as Meyerhofer would appear to be an extremely decent candidate to replace the 21-year-old.