Grant Holt: Norwich City reject striker's transfer request
Norwich City have rejected a transfer request from striker Grant Holt.
The 31-year-old was on target 17 times this season in all competitions and was the Premier League's second-highest English marksman with 15 goals.
Norwich have refused to confirm that the former Nottingham Forest forward has asked to leave the club.
But BBC Radio Norfolk has learned of his surprise request, which comes after three years at Carrow Road in which he has helped them into the top flight.
He is expected to take part in team-mate Adam Drury's testimonial against Celtic on Tuesday.
Former Canaries winger Darren Huckerby told BBC Radio Norfolk: "It's a strange one. Nobody is going to look good coming out of this.
"I hope it gets sorted out and I hope he stays. I hope his reputation at Norwich is not tarnished by this.
Chris GorehamBBC Radio Norfolk commentator
What is particularly worrying for Norwich fans is it comes so soon after speculation over the manager Paul Lambert. Most people would say those two were at the centre of Norwich's success. Now we are left wondering if either of those gentlemen will be there at the start of next season
"He's had one good season in the Premier League. We've all had good seasons in the Premier League. He's been brilliant for Norwich but it's one season."
Holt joined the club when they were in League One, helping them win back-to-back promotions, and has finished as Norwich's top scorer every season, netting 70 goals in 130 appearances.
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