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Town Linked With Deadline Day Move for Norwich Right-Back Pinto
Thursday, 31st Jan 2019 10:03

Town are reported to be showing deadline day interest in Norwich City right-back Ivo Pinto.

According to The Sun, the Blues are keen to recruit right-back Pinto, who is out of contract in the summer and available on a free transfer now.

A deal is said to be some way off being concluded but with the player, a former Norwich skipper, believed to be interested in making the switch ahead of tonight's 11pm deadline.

Pinto, 29, began his senior career in his native Portugal with Porto but never made a senior appearance for the club once managed by Sir Bobby Robson.

After spells on loan at Gil Vicente, Vitória Setúbal and Covilhã, he moved on to Rio Ave, then União Leiria, again on loan, before joining Romanian side CFR Cluj. After three years with Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia he signed for Norwich in 2016 for £2.2 million.

Having been a regular for much of his time at Carrow Road, Pinto, a former Portuguese U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 international, has made only three Championship starts this season, all in August, while also featuring in the Carabao Cup.

Blues boss Paul Lambert has previously said a right-back was among his January targets and appears the most likely deadine day addition to his squad.

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ITFCMonk added 10:07 - Jan 31
Hope it’s true and happening

Northstander_Blue added 10:11 - Jan 31
Yes please don't care about the norwich connection. Hope this happens

Pilgrimblue added 10:15 - Jan 31
Get in! Much needed cover for defence and seems to indicate that none of current RBs are up to PL standards

BaddowBlue1 added 10:15 - Jan 31
Think it is for the Norwich fans to worry about, if this fella wants to come to us then make it happen Marcus. I wonder if the deal is subject to Jonas moving today or whether he remains on "gardening leave" for the remainder of his contract, or infact he goes on loan somewhere to get his wages off the clubs budget.

ArnieM added 10:17 - Jan 31
Not a hope in hell. Scum wouldn’t “ help” us if their lives depended on it.

not_a_witty_name added 10:19 - Jan 31
Yep, would be a good signing

blueboy1981 added 10:19 - Jan 31
......... what a load of cobblers .... !!

Fatboy added 10:20 - Jan 31
Knudsen won't be sold today. In a few weeks' time we'll pay off the remainder of his contract and then he'll move somewhere as a free agent.

blueboy1981 added 10:21 - Jan 31
..... a load of cobblers, obviously excites some - just won't happen, so forget such nonsense.

Saxonblue74 added 10:34 - Jan 31
Wondered if this name might crop up, would be a good addition in my opinion. Personally think we should have tried for Oliviera from them too.

clint_eastwood added 10:41 - Jan 31
Spence is definitely, officially not wanted here. Sorry mate, time to go. You've been alright for us.

SouperJim added 10:46 - Jan 31
ArnieM, I'm not saying The Sun is to be believed, but if Nodge have made him available on a free, letting him go to us helps both clubs as it gets his wages off their books. You think they'd put petty local rivalry before a business decision?

ArnieM added 10:46 - Jan 31
Olivieria is a load of trouble. Was always throwing tantrums by all accounts in scumville. He’d be a rotten apple in the barrell here. No thanks!

SamWhiteUK added 10:47 - Jan 31
Saxonblue74, we need strikers who can score. Oliveira sucks

MrTown added 10:49 - Jan 31
Yes please. Lightning quick!

timkatieadamitfc added 10:51 - Jan 31
Hope we get him but if we don’t I hope he plays Emmanuel.

beornioblue added 10:52 - Jan 31
Would be a good addition, i don't understand why he would be keen on the move from the Brink of possible Prem football, Unless he is wanting to link back up with Lambert?

PJewellisaGod added 11:04 - Jan 31
Right-back primary target all along, hope this goes through.

MVBlue added 11:38 - Jan 31
Ian Crook.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 11:40 - Jan 31
At least he wouldn't have to wear that awful shirt - must be a deal-maker, surely.

marco007 added 12:00 - Jan 31
Likelyhood of this happening?? Zero zzz

ArnieM added 12:38 - Jan 31
Corfu72: what’s your problem? You make no comments yourself but down vote others posts?

ArnieM added 12:41 - Jan 31
SouperJim: Sorry I had missed the line where report said he was free now. Of course that makes a big difference, and as long as his wages are not unreasonable we may have found our right back . Fingers crossed eh!

Saxonblue74 added 12:57 - Jan 31
Samwhiteuk......hope you're right as we don't need him to find form at Reading!

ArnieM added 12:59 - Jan 31

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