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Onel Hernandez will know he’s got a challenge on his hands, as Norwich seal deal: Opinion



Norwich City are certainly going to be interesting to watch this summer in the transfer window after their recruitment heroics of last year.

The likes of Emi Buendia and Teemu Pukki came in at the start of the season just gone and, of course, proved to be massively important in their surge to the title.

They’ll be looking to pull off similar masterstrokes in this window to help preserve their Premier League status next season, then, and they’ve already dipped their toes in the water this summer.

Indeed, Patrick Roberts has arrived on loan from Manchester City in a signing that could prove to be very good for sure.

The winger has played for the likes of Celtic and Girona in his young career so has a wealth of different experiences, whilst he’ll be hungry to show Manchester City he can do it in the Premier League.

An eye-catching arrival, then, and one that Onel Hernandez could well be a little concerned by.

Norwich have some excellent players in behind the main striker that can rotate and do several jobs.

Hernandez is one of them, too, but if you look at the system, he is perhaps the one most in direct competition with Roberts for a starting berth.

Indeed, without wanting to sound too critical as he had a good year for the Yellows, he is arguably the one that might be most likely to come out of that attacking three behind the main forward – simply because the likes of Emi Buendia and Marco Stiepermann were so good.

It’d be no surprise to see Daniel Farke continue to rotate through his options and simply incorporate Roberts into that, alongside Hernandez et al.

However, when it comes to him sticking to his strongest side, you can perhaps see Roberts getting into this team, if he proves himself good enough, at the cost of Hernandez.

It’s all about competition for places in the quest for being a successful football team, though, so providing both step up to the plate, the overall result will be a positive for Norwich City in the Premier League.

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