Sebastiaan Bornauw admits it would be ‘crazy to turn down’ a FC Cologne summer departure with Premier League duo Norwich City and Crystal Palace linked, while speaking to Sport / Voetbalmagazine.
When you consider that so many Cologne players have been linked with a very expensive departure from Cathedral City in recent weeks, it’s easy to forget that one of the biggest and best-supported clubs in Germany only achieved its leading status through relegation. play-offs.
But Bornauw, Ellyes Skhiri, Ismail Jakobs and others came out of a difficult season with their reputation strengthened.
Bornauw, the 22-year-old center-half who scored a dramatic goal on the final matchday against Schalke who saved Cologne from automatic relegation, has been tipped to make a potential £ 13million transfer to Crystal Palace.
The Express, meanwhile, reports that Bornauw would choose a newly promoted side from Norwich City over a side from Wolfsburg that qualified for the Champions League last month, should an offer from Carrow Road come in.
“It’s not that I really want to leave,” said the Belgian international double.
“But if the opportunity presents itself now to take a step (forward), I would be foolish to refuse.”
Norwich has made a habit of plundering German football for talented youngsters in recent years. And Bornauw has become one of their main defensive targets, with Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer set to move elsewhere.
Crystal Palace, meanwhile, are on the lookout for a new center-back or two with Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly and Scott Dann all out of contract next month.
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