Morison eyes move to top flight
Sunday 29 May 2011
Millwall's top scorer, Steve Morison, has spoken of his Premier League ambitions after being the subject of "a couple of bids" from newly promoted Norwich City.
The Wales striker submitted a written transfer request to the Championship side after the offers from the Canaries but it was rejected. "Norwich have made a couple of bids that have been turned down so I've done what I've done," Morison said. "I want to play in the Premier League, I might not get another opportunity."
Since signing from non-league Stevenage Borough in July 2009, Morison has scored 40 goals in two seasons at Millwall, but the Lions narrowly missed out on a Championship play-off place this year, finishing ninth. The 27-year-old, who won his seventh Welsh cap in their 2-0 Carling Nations Cup win over Northern Ireland on Friday, has two years to run on his Millwall contract after signing a new deal at The Den in February.
But Norwich have moved for Morison as the Canaries manager, Paul Lambert, wants to strengthen his striking options ahead of their return to the Premier League. Morison's plea comes after Norwich signed the striker James Vaughan from Everton on a three-year deal. "The Premier League is where everyone wants to play and I want to try to take it if they [Millwall] let me."
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