It’s been a pretty disappointing season by all accounts for Norwich City, who were widely expected to challenge the likes of Newcastle United at the top of the Championship this season.
They did just that for a few months but a staggering loss of form going into Alex Neil’s rockiest reign in charge at Carrow Road resulted in him losing his job, and the club really falling away from the promotion places.
They’re now fighting with the likes of Preston and Fulham to break back into the top-six but it’s not going to be easiest in the slightest and they need to pick up as many points as possible going into their next few games.
But whatever happens this summer, it’s set to be a busy some in East Anglia and whoever takes over from caretaker manager Alan Irvine has a very big job on their hands indeed.
They need to bring in some fresh players and there’s one individual we think would make a cracking addition for the Canaries.
The man in question? Ashley Fletcher, who has struggled for game-time at West Ham this season.
Despite coming extremely close to moving to Elland Road in January, the £850,000-rated forward stayed at the Olympic Stadium and despite West Ham’s struggles this season, he’s still be incapable of breaking into Slaven Bilic’s first-team plans.
And at 21-years-old, these are arguably some of the most important years of Fletcher’s career and he needs to be playing regular games at a good level.
That’s why we think a move to Carrow Road this summer would be a great move for Fletcher and indeed, the Canaries.
He’s a forward that has plenty of time left to prove what he’s got at this level and from what we’ve seen from him in the past, he’s got a frightening burst of pace and a real eye for goal.
There’s a reason why United hung onto him for so long but right now, he needs to get back in amongst the action and start playing regularly.
With Norwich more-than-likely expected to be in the Championship again next season, Fletcher would be a superb addition to challenge the likes of Cameron Jerome in the striking ranks and would offer the new Norwich boss a real selection choice, especially when the inevitable lack-of-form and injuries hit the squad.