Norwich City appear to be moving quickly in the transfer market to bolster their squad ahead of next season, as they aim to bounce back from a disappointing campaign in the Sky Bet Championship, which saw the Canaries finish eighth in 2017.
Despite not currently having a permanent manager in place, Norwich are already adding to their squad for next season, with Barnsley’s Marley Watkins, reportedly set to secure a move to Carrow Road.
The attacking midfielder scored ten goals for the Tykes last season, as they enjoyed a fine return to the Championship.
The 26-year old will add to the attacking midfield options Norwich currently have, and will compete with the likes of Josh Murphy, Alex Pritchard, Steven Naismith, Wes Hoolahan Jacob Murphy and Yanic Wildschut, for a starting berth.
Norwich have preferred to use a 4-2-3-1 formation in recent years, leaving the three attacking midfield places a highly competitive area, with six or seven players competing for a place in the team.
One player who should look for a move away from Carrow Road is Wildschut, who only signed for Norwich during the January transfer window.
Since his arrival at Norwich, Wildschut has made just nine appearances for the Canaries, which includes only six starts.
Wildschut has already found opportunities limited since his arrival at Carrow Road this season, and with Norwich already looking to bolster their attacking options, the 25-year old could find himself even more frustrated next year.
At just 25, Wildschut needs to be playing regular football, and with a new manager on the way to Norwich, the forward needs to be thinking about if staying at Carrow Road is the best option for him, with opportunities set to be even more difficult to come by next season.