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European Giants Reportedly Chasing Irish U21s Star Simon Power

2019 Maurice Revello Toulon Tournament Semi-Final, Stade de Lattre, Aubagne, France 12/6/2019 Brazil vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's Simon Power Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/TGSPHOTO/Paul Dennis

Norwich and Ireland U21 winger Simon Power is reportedly set to be a man in demand this summer with a host of European clubs interested in the 21-year old.

According to a number of reports from the Mirror.co.uk and TEAMtalk, Power is a target for the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Lyon as well as Eredivisie sides Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

Power has yet to feature for Norwich’s first team and had impressed during a brief loan spell at Dutch second division side Dordrecht last season but his performances in Ireland’s run to the semi-finals of the Toulon Tournament have reportedly brought him to the attention of many big clubs across Europe.

The 21-year old only signed for the Canaries from UCD last summer but his pace, power and direct style of play have clearly been impressing all the right people.

Norwich will be keen to hold onto Power ahead of the Premier League season and the winger may find himself given a chance in the first team with Daniel Farke known for promoting youth in his side and the Mirror outlining that he has been earmarked to train with the senior squad before the start of the campaign.

Speaking to Pundit Arena in February, Power explained that his experience playing in Holland, greatly benefitted his game and that he would recommend the style of football to young Irish players.

“I’d definitely recommend it so far anyway,” he admitted.

“I’m obviously here for a reason. The football here is really good and it’s a step up.

“Irish lads should definitely explore other cultures and different types of football in and around Europe because I feel like I’ve already improved in the six or so weeks I’ve been here now.

“Just even with the training, Dutch football is just so technical and that’s the area of my game that I would’ve said I needed to improve on and I think I already have.

“If more Irish lads can get out and play in places like Holland it would definitely benefit them and it would be great to see that happen in the future. “

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