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One of the things that Norwich City have lacked this season is having a player that can be relied on to score a good number of goals. And it’s likely that a striker will top off the shopping list during the current transfer window.
However, this sort of player typically comes at a premium price, and with the Canaries also on the lookout for other players, there is a chance that they will come up empty-handed. Therefore, they might have to consider if the player they crave is currently at the club.
Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt and Robert Snodgrass all have just four goals apiece from Premier League games. The club have made a habit of finding goals from multiple sources, but having a player that could register 15 league goals would certainly be useful.
Ironically, the man that achieved this last season is still at the club. But Holt has found things harder going with the more defensive system that Chris Hughton has set up. Also, he has to do a lot of work as the lone striker that may mean he isn’t in the best position to score.
The Canaries are currently seven points clear of survival, but fans would feel a lot more comfortable if a new attacking goal-scoring option can be found this month. I have stopped short of saying a striker, because Swansea City have proved that a top-scorer can equally come in the form of a goal-scoring midfielder.
I think it’s unlikely that any of the current options will become a goal-scoring sensation since what has happened in the past tends to be what will happen in the future, unless something dramatic changes. Chris Hughton will know what he wants, but the price has to be right in order to secure his targets.