New Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has been urged to keep striker Cameron Jerome by Canaries legend Iwan Roberts, reports The Eastern Daily Press.
30-year-old Jerome has been at Carrow Road since 2014 after a three-year spell at Stoke City, and has since gone on to play 121 times for the Norfolk-based outfit, netting 40 goals and laying on 19 assists in the process.
16 goals of which came last term as the former Birmingham and Cardiff forward finished as the club’s top-scorer in their run to eighth place in the Championship, although that fine form hasn’t prevented speculation building about his future at the club.
The relegated duo of Middlesbrough and Sunderland are thought to be interested in Jerome, yet Norwich legend Roberts, who scored 97 goals in 306 games for the Canaries, has urged new boss Farke to keep the striker.
He said: ‘Cam didn’t score many in the season in the Premier League but he’s a proven goal-scorer at Championship level, he proved it again last season.
‘I think him and Nelson Oliveira could be quite formidable next year.
‘Whether they play one up front or go with both, we don’t know what Farke’s going to do yet but I would try and keep Cameron because he’s a 20-goal striker if he plays regularly.’
These comments are sure to intrigue Norwich fans, who saw their side make a stunning start to the Championship campaign last time out, only to lose their way and eventually finish eighth.
Nonetheless, Jerome has once again proven his credentials in the second tier having now scored 74 times at that level in 236 appearances, and having a player with that sort of ratio in your side would surely be of massive benefit to new man Farke as he embarks on his first managerial role in England.
However, whether the Canaries do indeed keep last season’s top-scorer very much remains to be seen.
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