Norwich City rounded off a dazzling season in the perfect way last weekend when they saw off an in form Aston Villa side 2-1 at Villa Park.
Promotion had already been confirmed the weekend before but the win against Dean Smith’s men meant that the Canaries went up as Champions.
Teemu Pukki and Mario Vrancic scored the goal that day but throughout the season it has arguably been the club’s crop of young, exciting youth products who have impressed the most.
Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis were consistently excellent, both attacking and defensively, in their respective full-back positions whilst Ben Godfrey was a revelation in the middle of the park.
There is certain to be a lot of interest in all three of them but Tim Krul, one of the more experienced heads in the group, has spoken out and urged them to stay with Daniel Farke for another season (The Sun, 26/04, Page54).
The temptation to jump to one of the country’s big six clubs could be overwhelming if the chance arose, but what effect will the Dutchman’s words have had?
Krul will have been enormous in the dressing room over the course of the past season and it would be a big surprise if the youngsters do not heed his advice.
If they can perform next season in the top-flight then a starting spot could be secured at a big club rather than just a squad role.
They should all be looking to stay.