It's funny the way that, on occasion, old Ferret has to turn detective; to play the court-room lawyer and spot a slip by the star witness.
In fact, there has been more than one witness to events today – including a mate of a mate down in old London town. One of the Mr 15%s, to be fair.
Anyway, the line that offered an intriguing clue as to where City's final piece of the jigsaw lay came in our Glenn's Press conference this morning…
“I don't know about before this weekend, but I do think they will change their mind. They'll have to – or we might have to go over and see them…” he said, in the midst of another suggestion that one or two promises were being broken.
The word that killed a 1,000 Ameobi rumours was 'over'….
Cos, as far as old Ferret was concerned, 'over' means over the water. Abroad.
If it was Newcastle you'd go 'up' there to see them – even if loveable little Dennis spends most of his time down there in London.
Likewise, if it was Southampton breaking their promise to Grzegorz Rasiak that would be 'down' there – you don't go 'over' there to Southampton.
Throw in a little conversation tonight and the village drums may well have it right – that 31-year-old Norwegian striker Steffen Iversen is the one that tops Roeder's big-boy wish-list.
That his Norwegian club have had an approach from an unnamed English club was confirmed by their sporting director Erik Hoftun, who told the local newspaper that Rosenborg had had “a concrete approach from a club in England”
“But I can't say any more about who this is,” he added.
Other reports from Scandinavia had Crystal Palace floating about the place; Norwich aren't the only show in town.
The lad certainly fits the bill; eight goals already in his 14 league starts for the Norwegian club this summer, he is 6ft 1in tall and has long been considered the best header of a ball in Norway. At 31 years old, he's experienced.
Snapped up by Spurs as a 20-year-old, he made 143 Premiership appearances before a brief and unsuccessful switch to Wolves. He also has, by all accounts, an English-born wife who is now pining for home.
And his club is definitely 'over' there.
Case closed, m'Lud.
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