Norwich confirm Holt transfer request rejected

19 May 2012 02:47

Norwich chief executive David McNally has confirmed the Premier League club have rejected a transfer request from leading scorer Grant Holt.

Holt has been linked with moves to Sunderland and Aston Villa after scoring 17 goals for the Canaries in his first season in the top-flight.

But the 31-year-old's attempt to force a transfer from Carrow Road was snubbed by the Norwich board on Friday.

"We did receive a transfer request from Grant Holt yesterday (Friday). It was rejected immediately," McNally wrote on Twitter.

"We haven't had any discussions yet with any player/agent who has time left on their contract. This is entirely normal at this stage.

"Players with time left on their contracts will only leave NCFC if we are happy for them to do so.

"There has been no offer made to any in-contract player, at this stage. We have not had an argument or row with any player, including Grant. The club is very grateful to all of the players for another great year."

Source: AFP