Walsall have signed 32-year-old winger Matt Jarvis from Championship club Norwich City, with the former Gillingham, Wolves, and West Ham player, joining on loan until the end of the season.
Jarvis has struggled with injury in recent years making only 14 appearances since signing at Carrow Road in 2016, but has made the move to fill the gap left following Josh Ginnelly’s move to Preston North End.
So is Jarvis’s move good for both the player and his parent club?
Good for all.
Jarvis needs to get minutes now he is fit again and I expect him to be a good signing for the Saddlers.
If he can show his form before his injury Norwich have a good player still on their books.
If he’s not playing at Carrow Road, there’s no point in keeping him on the books.
It’s therefore a wise move to get him some games.
As for Walsall, they need to cover the loss of Ginnelly, which this more than adequately does.
Ginnelly’s rise has been phenomenal, but Jarvis is a different class.
This is a great move all round.
Jarvis is getting nowhere near Daniel Farke’s starting eleven at Norwich, so this makes perfect sense for him to depart and join the Saddlers.
At 32, Jarvis’ career is slowly coming to an end so getting regular first-team action at the Bescot Stadium makes perfect sense.