Norwich City

Norwich signing this 32-year-old veteran star would make them a fearsome force in the PL next season

Share

Norwich City opinion: Canaries linked with John Obi Mikel – Good move?

According to a report in Eastern Daily Press, newly promoted Norwich City are interested in signing Middlesbrough midfielder John Obi Mikel during the summer transfer window. Other promoted side Sheffield United are also in the race.

The 32-year-old’s contract at Teesside is about to end, however, he wants to stay in England and complete his education in football. The Nigerian star has been in this country for more than ten years (h/t Eastern Daily Press).

The midfielder wants to play Premier League football in the future (h/t Eastern Daily Press). It could be a part of the reason why he is not extending his stay at Boro.

Although both Norwich and United have quality players, who have taken them to the top-flight, it may make sense if they sign a player who has an abundance of experience of playing in that league.

Here’s why the Canaries should beat the Blades to the signature of the 32-year-old:

Norwich could benefit from the experience and quality of Mikel

Norwich City under Daniel Farke have been a team who feeds off high intensity in their game and play an attacking brand of football.

For that reason, despite conceding 57 goals in 46 league games, they managed to win the Championship. It was chiefly due to the fact that they scored the most numbers of goal in the division – 93.

But, going into the Premier League, the balancing act is a must, especially when it comes to the defensive line and midfield department. Scoring goals isn’t easy in the top-flight, hence, they’d need to be tighter at the back and the midfield should support them in that regards.

Therefore, signing someone of John Obi Mikel’s quality and experience would be sensible on their part. The Nigerian spent 11 years at Chelsea and was one of the top midfielders for them.

His knowledge of England’s top-flight football could help others in the squad to function in that direction.

Furthermore, Farke has never managed in the Premier League before, hence, he may not be too unhappy to have a player who can guide him about how things shape up in various situations.

Read more Norwich City news, click here – Norwich City latest news

Conclusion

Norwich City have been a success story in the past 12 months. Their football is attractive and deserves Premier League football. Having someone of Mikel’s know-how would help them in stabilising the defensive midfield position.

Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core. Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer! Follow me @mizgans

Recent Posts

CBD and sport: let’s remove prejudices!

The relationship between CBD and sport is increasingly intense, even though many prejudices are so…

4 days ago

How Does Betting Exchange Work?

Find Out How Betting Exchange Works And Earn Money From It Introduction A punting exchange…

1 week ago

Top 10 Soccer-Themed Slots in Malaysia

Online casino expansion is a worldwide phenomenon, and the Malaysian market is not exempt from…

1 week ago

Have Barcelona Transformed Back into A Championship Winning Team?

It has been a big summer for Barcelona: they have made a lot of changes…

1 week ago

Markets the Premier League Can Utilise To Expand Its Off-Pitch Presence 

The Premier League is not only one of the most popular domestic football leagues in…

2 weeks ago

What Will Another Manchester City Title Mean for the Integrity of Premier League Competition?

The Premier League’s unique selling point has always been the fact that it has been…

2 weeks ago