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"I had no option but to ask for transfer' - Hoolahan

The Norwich City midfielder’s request was rejected by the club it was confirmed last night.

Hoolahan is hoping to leave Norwich this month.
Hoolahan is hoping to leave Norwich this month.
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IRELAND INTERNATIONAL WES Hoolahan believes it would be in Norwich’s best interest to allow him to leave in this transfer window.

Last night, the Canaries confirmed that the 31-year-old had submitted a transfer request — which they have rejected.

However, the Dubliner, who has been linked with a move to Aston Villa, this morning told Sky Sports that he feels he has been left with no alternative.

“Following a meeting with the club chief executive, I felt I had no option but to hand in transfer request, I have noted that request has been turned down – however I believe it is in the best interest of Norwich, for whom I have the greatest respect, and myself that I am allowed to move on and play my football elsewhere.”

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