Norwich City have agreed a deal to sign Werder Bremen forward Josh Sargent for a deal worth around £8million, according to reports.
Sky Sports claim the 21-year-old will fly out to England next week to undergo a medical and finalise the move.
Sargent was excused from Bremen training on Friday and will miss their German Cup clash against VfL Osnabruck on Saturday.
Werder’s sporting director Frank Baumann said: “We are about to finalise a transfer with a foreign club. Because of this, Josh told us that he wasn’t in the right frame of mind to play on Saturday. As a result, we let him go home from training.”
Josh #Sargent will not be in the squad for #OSNSVW, due to ongoing transfer negotiations.#Baumann: “Josh has said that he is not in the right frame of mind to play. As a result, we’ve let him go home from training.”#werder pic.twitter.com/uZInP5qQWA
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) August 6, 2021
The American scored five goals and provided two assists last season as the German club were relegated from the Bundesliga.
He was one of few decent performers for Die Werderaner last term as they suffered relegation for the first time in over 40 years.
Norwich have been active in the transfer market this summer, already bringing Milot Rashica in from Bremen.
The Kosovo international joined for an undisclosed fee, signing a four-year deal at Carrow Road.
Elsewhere, former Premier League striker Dion Dublin has said that the Canaries must learn the lessons of their past Premier League shortcomings and get more streetwise to stay up this season.
After finishing bottom of the PL in 2019/20 Norwich made a swift return to the top flight after winning the Sky Bet Championship for the second time in three years.
Dublin feels game management from players being brave on the field will be crucial as Norwich prepare to host Liverpool at Carrow Road on August 14.
“I would be very, very disappointed if they hadn’t learned from last time,” Dublin told the PA news agency.
“I believe Daniel will have taken on what happened last time and thought ‘right, we can do this, but we can’t do that’.
“He will start making decisions, like on playing out from the back, forcing it, which for me was their biggest downfall.
“They are good enough to do it, but at certain times, you have also got to know when not to do it and I think that is what he will change.”