According to SkySports, Norwich City are keeping a close eye on Sweden international Marcus Berg with rumours suggesting his current club Hamburg have lost patience with the striker, and will allow the 26-year-old to leave the Bundesliga club.
Marcus Berg became hot property around Europe following a number of impressive performances during the 2009 U21s European Championships winning the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award with his seven goals also earning him the ‘Golden Boot’ for the tournament.
However, following a €9million move to Hamburg, the 6ft 2inch-tall failed to make any real impact in Germany with just five goals in 43 appearances for his new club. Berg was then loaned out to Dutch-side PSV in 2010 where he fared a little bit better scoring 8 goals in 23 performances.
Our statistics show that the Swede might prove to be too much of a risk at Carrow Road:
Berg has had a terrible start to the 2012-13 Bundesliga season, making just two appearances in Thorsten Fink’s starting XI, and a further six appearances from the bench. In those matches Berg has only produced a positive performance score on one occasion with just 8.39. In the 1 minute he played in Hamburg’s last game he had a performance score of 0, but every other game he has played has resulted in a negative performance score, the worst coming against Nurnberg in the opening league game, with a performance score of -45.25.
In his eight appearances this season, Berg has failed to find the net once, with a shot accuracy of just 40%, showing Berg is far from producing the prolific form he displayed in 2009 to warrant interest from a number of big clubs around Europe.
Reports suggest Berg would be delighted should the Canaries offer him a route out of Germany, but Chris Hughton would need to get Berg firing at his very best if his Bundesliga nightmare is to be turned into a Premier League dream.