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Norwich City are among a cluster of Championship sides keeping tabs on Lincoln City’s Jorge Grant, as per TEAMTalk.
The Imps captain has played a pivotal role in Lincoln’s strong start to the League One campaign, chipping in with six goals from midfield, whilst also recording two assists.
The former Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder is being monitored by a host of clubs including his former club Forest, Swansea and Reading.
The Imps have no plans to let the 25-year-old depart Sincil Bank, but the report suggests that if a good offer did come in for Grant, it could be too tempting to turn down.
So, what do you make of this from a Norwich City perspective? Would Grant be a good addition to Daniel Farke’s side? Is he needed?
The team here at FLW discuss….
This looks an interesting move for the Canaries but one that could be very smart.
Norwich already have a number of very impressive attacking midfielders but the likes of Todd Cantwell and Emi Buendia have drawn a lot of attention from other clubs, so Grant may be coming in to prepare for one of their potential exits.
He’s been fantastic for the Imps in League One and is certainly deserving of a chance to prove himself properly in the Championship.
You feel the former Forest man would fit well in the style of play that Daniel Farke’s men prefer.
All in all, it could be another very smart move from them.
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I can understand their logic behind this one.
Norwich are going to need to have a decent amount of depth in midfield ahead of a hectic Championship schedule as they challenge for promotion.
Squad rotation is needed in the Canaries squad, and Grant would certainly provide them with that this season.
His leadership qualities could also come in handy with the midfielder captaining Lincoln City this term.
Grant will feel as though he has unfinished business in the Championship as well, having previously played for Nottingham Forest in the second-tier earlier in his career.
A move to Carrow Road with Norwich will surely tempt Grant as well, with Daniel Farke’s side likely to be in with a strong chance of challenging for promotion into the Premier League this season.
He could be.
Norwich have shown real astuteness in getting players out of League One and kicking them onto the next stage and I think that could happen here.
Obviously, he’s a little further down the line in development and in terms of his career than the likes of James Maddison when he joined the Yellows but you can see the potential roadmap.
Grant has really come on nicely at Lincoln in recent seasons and it’s been a big move for him where he has shown what he can do.
I think he deserves a shot in the Championship and the Yellows have shown that they are good at getting these signings to excel.