Norwich City transfer news: Carrow Road could already have its first £50m player

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke

Summer signing Christos Tzolis has the potential to become Norwich City's first-ever £50million player, according to journalist Stuart Hodge.

Why is Tzolis rated so highly?

Head coach Daniel Farke led Norwich to their second Championship title in three seasons and looked to use the summer transfer window to strengthen his squad.

Despite suffering the initial blow of seeing Emiliano Buendia depart for Aston Villa, albeit for a fee which could rise to £38million, Farke reacted by spending close to £10million to sign Tzolis from Greek outfit PAOK.

Following the 19-year-old's acquisition, Farke claimed Norwich saw off competition for Tzolis' services and described the winger as "one of the most exciting offensive players across European football".

The Greece international made a promising start to his Carrow Road career by recording two goals and as many assists in the League Cup second round thrashing of Championship side Bournemouth last month.

He headed to Norfolk having already amassed an impressive 17 goals and 10 assists in 57 appearances for PAOK despite still being a teenager.

Tzolic has also shown promise at international level, making nine senior appearances for Greece.

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What has Stuart Hodge said about Tzolic?

Like Farke, Hodge believes Tzolic has a big future ahead of him after enjoying an impressive start to his career.

Buendia's departure resulted in Norwich recouping a record fee for one of their assets.

But Hodge has tipped Tzolic to smash that figure when he eventually departs Carrow Road for pastures new.

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The journalist told GMS: "Tzolis could be Norwich's first £50million player.

"I think he's that good. I think he's absolutely brilliant."

Is there anything to suggest Tzolic will not be a hit with the Canaries?

Tzolic left Farke fuming after he took and missed a first half spot-kick despite not being down as the designated penalty taker as Norwich exited the League Cup at the hands of Premier League rivals Liverpool in midweek.

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The winger's effort was saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, while a Takumi Minamino brace and Divock Origi header resulted in Farke's charges being beaten 3-0 at Carrow Road.

The defeat to Jurgen Klopp's side came as a blow to Farke, who revealed he had initially set his sights on enjoying League Cup glory this season only to be knocked out in the third round of the competition.

Norwich's elimination also followed a worrying run of form upon their return to the top flight, with the Canaries being consigned to five consecutive Premier League defeats prior to the Liverpool loss.

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