Norwich City: 4 Reasons Why the Club Must Spend in January Window

James KentContributor IIIJanuary 23, 2013

Norwich City: 4 Reasons Why the Club Must Spend in January Window

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    Having read through the comments on social media sites, it’s obvious that Norwich City fans are getting a bit nervous.

    Today is the 23rd day of the January transfer window, and at least the club made their first signing with the arrival of Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp, according to the Norwich Evening News.

    However, it’s fair to say that it’s not quite the type of signing that fans were hoping for, especially since he has arrived on a free transfer. But sometimes in a transfer window, it is necessary to get one or two deals done in order to move things elsewhere.

    Therefore, fans are hoping that will be the case and that a few more deals can be done before the end of the month. Of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that most deals get done in the final few days or hours of the January window.

    So, join me as I look at why Norwich City must spend.

Staying in the Premier League Is That Important

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    It’s pretty obvious to say that the money available for staying in the English top flight is only going to go up. Some of the players and prices that have been circulating around might seem like a lot, but cost is always a matter of perspective.

    Splashing out a bit of cash now is nothing in comparison to the money that would be lost by relegation.

    That being said, I don’t want to see Norwich City risking it all in QPR style madness.

    However, it should be said that the club would benefit in years to come from a bit of investment now. In fact, it might even be worth thinking about taking a little of the summer budget out now in order to secure survival.

    After all, that money might be of little use if the club were to be relegated.

The Team Seems to Need Something

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    Of course, it’s a well-known fact that the Canaries haven’t been in the best of form lately and have taken just one point from their last six games.

    Therefore, a new signing could be just what’s required to get the team playing well again.

    We all hope that the team can get back to winning ways without outside help, and the Premier League is a bit like that. However, a helping hand here and there is always very useful. And it should also be noted that a top-quality signing would give the fans a lift.

It’s Good Practice to Strengthen a Premier League Squad in Every Transfer Window

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    Irrespective of the individual situation of the club, it’s always necessary to see what can be done to strengthen the squad. Doing that in every transfer window keeps a healthy level of freshness within the squad.

    It’s inevitable that certain players won’t provide a level of competition that they once did, especially if some of those players were signed when the club was in League One or the Championship.

    Therefore, that level of team strengthening is always required to ensure that players don’t get too comfortable with their position in the team.

    I think it’s fair to say that if Norwich City was able to add some real quality to their squad during the summer, and if they can do that again during January, then things will really be looking up.

It’s a Necessity

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    What we have learned over the last few weeks and months is injuries have hurt the club pretty badly. That spell has also coincided with the aforementioned loss of form that the club has recently suffered.

    This has really shown that the squad doesn’t have great strength in depth and certain players have been badly missed by Norwich City.

    Last week’s 5-0 defeat against Liverpool shows that defence might be an area that Chris Hughton wants to strengthen as well as attack. Things defensively seem to be okay whenever Sebastien Bassong is around, so that is one area that Chris Hughton might be able to get away with.

    However, I think it’s fair to say that every Norwich City fan feels that the firepower this season hasn’t been good enough.

    I think Grant Holt continues to do a good job, but he needs some support, or at least a player that can be used as an alternative.

    Steve Morison and Simeon Jackson haven’t been able to show the consistency this season, so a quality striker or two could make all the difference.

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