Norwich City are making a statement of intent in this year's summer transfer window, the club are striving to avoid the drop from the Premier League. After winning the Championship last time around, the yellow-and-greens were able to make an instant return to England’s top flight, and have every expectation of hanging around.
The last time Norwich were in the Premier League ( 2019/20), less than one million pounds was spent in the transfer window, in a season that ultimately resulted in their relegation. Since then, the sales of Ben Godfrey, Emi Buendia, and Jamal Lewis, as well as additional financial benefits of another promotion, have all contributed to allow The Canaries to offer much more of a threat in this summer’s transfer window.
In the build-up to the new campaign, sporting director: Stuart Webber, has addressed the concerns surrounding the lack of depth within the squad. Decisions to acquire the likes of winger Milot Rasicha, from relegated-Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen, and likewise, with Billy Gilmour, who has signed a year-long loan, the Champions League winner with Chelsea has been recruited to replace last year’s on-loan Oliver Skipp. The summer signings have been widely appreciated by fans, but many believe that there is still more to be done, ahead of the opening fixture against Liverpool FC.
Ask and you shall receive, seems to be the case in Norfolk. Where confidence is growing around the county that a new forward can, and will be announced, before the start of the new domestic campaign.
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The name of another Werder Bremen star is what remains on everybody’s lips around the club. A fee of around €10m is being reported with the American international Josh Sargent, who is close to sealing a move to the Premier League. Sargent, 21, has 16 caps for the national side, where he has scored five times.
His admission into the national team set-up is a testament to his growth within the ranks of Werder Bremen. A player who has grown through the club’s youth academy, Sargent began this season in red-hot form, after netting twice against Fortuna Dusseldorf. Known for his long and curly ginger hair, Sargent will come in as an easily recognisable face for Canary supporters, if the deal is later confirmed. The US star can play as an out-and-out forward, but also is able to play down the flank, providing greater depth to multiple positions, whilst also challenging both Teemu Pukki, and Adam Idah for a starting spot.
If the deal falls through, the club have previously been linked with the Blackburn Rovers attacker Adam Armstrong. A player whose name has been on the lips of various Premier League sides, where Crystal Palace and Southampton are both in the conversation. The pair remain in a £20m tussle for the 24-year-old, where it seems that Norwich City may have been priced out of a move for the Championship star. Prior to the move for Sargent, The Canaries were believed to have had a bid rejected for the man who scored 28 goals in the Championship for the Lancashire club, last season.