Norwich City: 5 January Transfer Targets to Ensure Premier League Survival
It's beginning to look like Norwich City will be in for a difficult season, so it's more than likely that they will be looking for reinforcements in the January 2013 transfer window. It will be interesting to see which areas of the team Chris Hughton feels a need to strengthen.
The club is overrun with midfield options, but lacking in attack options. The defense also looks in urgent need of strengthening, but Norwich appear to have enough numbers in this area. Any new signings may also mean that the 25-man squad needs adjusting—all 25 players are currently accounted for.
Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton/Striker)
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Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace/Winger)
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Wilfried Zaha is constantly being linked with a move to the Premier League. It's fair to say that there are bigger clubs than Norwich City after the player, but the prospect of playing more regular football may be enough to sway the deal in Norwich's favor.
However, there might be some doubt about the lengths the club would be prepared to go, especially since Zaha would cost a sizeable transfer fee. The player has lightning pace and the ability to play on the wing or up-front, so would clearly make a very good signing.
Tom Ince (Blackpool/Winger)
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Tom Ince is a hugely quick and skillful winger that would be a fantastic signing for Norwich City. But again there are bigger Premier League clubs interested in him. Hopefully, the promise of regular first-team football would swing the deal in Norwich's direction.
Curtis Davies (Birmingham City/Central Defender)
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Curtis Davies was confirmed to be a big target for Norwich City during the summer. However, it was one deal that didn't happen. Instead, Chris Hughton signed Michael Turner from Sunderland and Sebastien Bassong from Spurs.
Turner has made a disappointing start and so has the Norwich City defense in general, so there is every possibility that the Canaries could return for the Birmingham central defender.
Kyle Naughton (Spurs/Full Back)
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Kyle Naughton has previously stated that he may need to leave Spurs to get regular games in the Premier League. Naughton spent last season on loan at Norwich City and impressed fans with his consistent performances.
He has pace going forward and the ability to play equally well on the left or right side of the defense. It will be interesting to see how many chances he gets with Spurs, but the Canaries may offer him a different option if he wants it.