Espanyol In Talks With Norwich City's Mark Fotheringham

The Catalans could add to their ranks with an unexpected arrival if negotations go well...
Mark Fotheringham is set to hold talks with Espanyol after being released by Norwich City at the end of the English season and hopes to secure a move to the Catalan outfit.

The 25-year-old Scottish midfielder could make a surprise move to the Spanish top flight if the Blanc i Blau are impressed as they look to bolster their squad on a tight budget.

Espanyol were tipped off about Fotheringham's ability by their scouting network in England and made contact with his agent earlier this month.

Several English clubs are still keen on signing him, according to Sky Sports, but with them all being in the Championship he has taken the decision to travel to Catalunya.

Having made his professional debut with Celtic, Fotheringham then had a stint at Dundee before going to Germany to play for Freiburg and then to Switzerland to join Aarau.

Since returning to Britain in 2007, the powerful midfield player has spent two years with Norwich City and was made club captain before seeing his stay end in controversy.

Fotheringham saw his captaincy removed and did not play again after the stormed down the tunnel after being substituted in a game in March and was then told he could leave the club this summer.

Lucas Brown,