Norwich City are facing a crucial summer transfer window where they will need to make the right additions to their squad to help them survive in the Premier League next term.
Last time around in the top-flight, Norwich made several signings in the summer window after their promotion in 2018/19. However, most of their new arrivals proved to not really make a difference to the overall quality of the squad. The likes of Josip Drmic, Ralf Fährmann. Sam Byram and Patrick Roberts all arrived at Carrow Road, but none of those proved to be enough to keep them up.
It has already been reported by The Sun on Sunday (25/04/21, p59) that the Canaries are targeting four key signings in the summer transfer window in key positions. Having already snapped up Ben Gibson on a permanent deal for around £8.5 million, Norwich are still aiming to bring in another defender as part of their group of four new arrivals.
The same report has outlined that Norwich are interested in making a move for Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall. Farke is thought to be keen on the talented stalwart and has placed him as their primary target to strengthen their defence. The 24-year-old seems to be the exact caliber of player that they should be aiming to sign this summer.
Worrall has already shown throughout the last two or three seasons that he can be a consistent and reliable performer at the back. He has been in excellent form this season, despite Forest struggling at times. He has helped the Reds record 11 clean sheets in his 29 Championship appearances, and has been winning 3.4 duels per game and making 4.3 clearance per 90 minutes (Sofascore).
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The 24-year-old would suit the way that Norwich like to build from the back, with him being comfortable receiving possession and building through the thirds. That is something he showed he could do in a possession-based side during his loan spell with Rangers in 2018/19. That season saw him also show he could handle European football, suggesting he might be ready for the Premier League.
The Canaries seem to be keen to avoid the same sort of mistakes that made within their recruitment ahead of their last season in the Premier League. Singing Worrall, alongside Gibson, would show that they are serious about surviving in the top-flight and could perhaps provide them with an excellent partnership at the back to build from.
Norwich’s transfer budget will not be too big you would imagine, but it is worth going all out to try and beat other potential interested parties to the signing of Worrall this summer. Doing so would inspire confidence that they are better prepared for the top-flight this time around.