Norwich captain Holt hints at summer exit

With the imminent arrival of Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon, the 32-year-old has raised doubt over his Canaries future after relocating his family back to Carlisle
Norwich captain Grant Holt has hinted that he could leave Carrow Road this summer as the club prepare to welcome new striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

The Canaries splashed out £8.5 million in March to sign the Netherlands international from Sporting Lisbon ahead of a July 1 arrival, causing Holt, whose goals helped fire the club from League One to the Premier League in three years, to ponder his future.

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Opportunities have been limited for the 32-year-old this term as manager Chris Hughton chose to place an emphasis on staying tight at the back by deploying a lone frontman and Holt, who submitted a transfer request 12 months ago, has hinted at a return to Carlisle.

"There will always be rumours," he conceded to the Daily Mail. "People talk about my family moving back north. It was a decision which was made between me and my wife.

"I have always said the family comes first and I do not want to take my kids all over the country and they are at an age where they are starting school. That has nothing to do with my football career.

"Only the manager and the people upstairs will know whether they want me to be here next year. I have got my contract and we will see from there."