Two players Norwich City should sign in the January transfer window
What a turnaround of fortunes it has been for Norwich City in the Championship this season! Only one win in first six league fixtures of the 2018/19 campaign put manager Daniel Farke under enormous pressure, but a turnaround has now guided the Canaries to the top of the pile, as they are two points clear off second-placed Middlesbrough after 17 games.
In fact, Norwich City have lost just once in their last 11 Championship fixtures and massive credit goes to manager Daniel Farke for quickly changing the club’s fortunes.
The race for automatic promotion is wide open, and the gap between the top half sides is pretty close with plenty left to play for at the moment. To stay in the hunt for direct promotion, Norwich City need to strengthen their squad further.
That being said, here are two players Norwich should sign in January to boost their promotion hopes.
Mbaye Diagne (Kasimpasa)
Mbaye Diagne is turning heads across Europe with his goalscoring exploits in Turkey with Kasimpasa.
The Senegalese has 12 goals and two assists in 12 Super League games for Kasimpasa, a healthy return which Norwich City should take notice of.
A late bloomer, Diagne has been a goal machine since making the move to Turkey. A powerful, strong and pacy centre-forward, the 27-year-old has the ability to find the back of the net from distance.
Pace, strength and industry coupled with clinical finishing and the ability to create chances for teammates would make him an asset for Norwich.
The Canaries should launch an audacious bid for Diagne in January.
Scott McKenna (Aberdeen)
Norwich City have conceded 20 goals in 17 games, which is a lot considering they are challenging for promotion this season. To truly chase Premier League promotion, Farke’s side have to stop leaking goals.
Even though Norwich have good defenders in their squad, adding another central defender in January won’t be the worst idea in any case. The Canaries should look to make a move for Aberdeen star Scott McKenna when the transfer window reopens.
McKenna has put in impressive displays for Aberdeen this season. He is considered as one of the brightest young talents to emerge out of Scotland in recent years.
A tall, strong, forceful and tough-tackling defender, McKenna also excels with the ball at his feet. The 21-year-old is an excellent passer of the ball and has a good positional awareness for a centre-back. But his most impressive qualities are his strength and aerial prowess.
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A physically dominant centre-half, Norwich should make a move for McKenna to solve their defensive woes.