Matt O’Riley will be a massive addition to Daniel Farke’s Canaries side
Reports from Sky Sports are suggesting that Norwich City are keen on signing Matt O’Riley from Fulham. Norwich have been enjoying an excellent season so far with just one point now separating them from Leeds United at the top of the table.
They have been able to play fluid and engaging football for the most part but have also proven that they’re more than comfortable in grinding out results because in a long tournament like this, remaining consistent is nearly impossible in today’s footballing world.
Now within touching distance of the top spot, when Leeds United and Norwich meet in two weeks time, it could be the game that could decide the fate of the Championship. Even with loads of matches still to go, the winner of this gripping tie could gain the ascendancy and eventually win the title.
Alex Tettey has suffered a knock which would keep him out for at least three weeks. Against Birmingham, Daniel Farke opted to play Mario Vrancic alongside Tom Trybull.
While Tettey is 32 and Vrancic is turning 30 in a few months, this will be the right time for the Canaries to add midfielders who can dictate the play better. A young and dynamic player would be best suited to Norwich; someone who could do with a little more energy and commitment in the midfield.
This is where Matt O’Riley would fit in. He is a creative midfield player who hasn’t got his opportunity in the first-team this season only because of the depth of the squad available to Claudio Ranieri.
He is 18 years old and needs a side where he would get ample first-team opportunities. He needs to look no further than Norwich City for the ideal club to walk into. The injury to Tettey leaves a hole in the team and if this signing can be completed promptly, O’Riley could be able to challenge Tettey for the starting role.
He has only featured in the EFL Cup for the London side, although he has been part of the first-team since last season.
He is a talented young player with a strong understanding of the game. His ability to find runs and pick out passes from insane distances will make him a massive threat in the Championship.
While he is a good runner on the ball, his dribbling and passing are impressive features. Given that he is wanted by Stuttgart, RB Leipzig and even Celtic, Norwich would do exceptionally well to secure the teenager’s services.