Stoke City old boy in surprise transfer talks after training with Wolves

Danny Batth is believed to have held talks about a surprise move to National League side Solihull Moors as he searches for a new club.

The former Stoke City defender, aged 33, helped Norwich reach the Championship play-offs last season after helping Sunderland to a top six finish a season previously. He had joined Sunderland part-way through the season before that and played a key role in helping win promotion from League One.

But he was released at the end of last month and returned to boyhood club Wolves to train with their under-21s side and keep up his fitness ahead of next term.

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The Express and Star now reports that he has held talk with Solihull Moors about a potential move. Solihull narrowly missed out on promotion to League Two last season, losing to Bromley in the play-off final.

Batth joined Stoke from Wolves - via a loan spell with Middlesbrough - in January 2019 as Nathan Jones's first signing. He went on to make 107 appearances for the club before heading to the North East, where he played under Alex Neil.

He said in a statement after leaving Carrow Road: "Thank you Norwich. It's been a privilege to play for the club and appreciate all your support this season. We ultimately fell short after reaching the play-offs, but it has been a new experience and I look forward to what is next."

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