Daniel Farke’s Norwich City side are interested in a summer move for Ryan Gauld.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to TEAMtalk, who claim that the Canaries, along with the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford, Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City, are keeping a very close eye on the £3.15 million-rated SC Farense attacking midfielder ahead of the summer transfer window.
It is then reported that Norwich, as well as the other interested parties, have been in contact with the Liga NOS side with a request to be kept informed about the contract situation of the Scot, as his current deal with Farense is due to expire this summer.
Finally, TEAMtalk claim that Gauld is extremely keen on a move to England, meaning that the possibility of him not agreeing a new contract with the Portuguese side, and subsequently becoming available on a free transfer, appears extremely likely.
Webber must move
So far this season, Gauld has been in remarkable form over his 29 Liga NOS appearances for Jorge Costa’s side, with the 25-year-old scoring eight goals, providing six assists and creating 12 big chances, as well as taking an average of 2.4 shots and making 2.4 key passes per game, culminating in an extremely impressive average SofaScore match rating of 7.39 – ranking him as the club’s best performer in the Portuguese top flight.
As such, while Premier League football will undoubtedly be a step up from the Primeira Liga, Gauld would appear to be an excellent candidate to join up with Norwich in order to provide them with more firepower next season, as well as potentially being the player to finally solve the club’s number 10 conundrum.
Furthermore, with the Scot earning a rather modest £2,700-per-week wage at present, in addition to the fact he looks likely to be available to sign for free this summer, a move for the midfielder – whom the former Farense manager Sergio Vieira claimed is “up there with the best” players he has worked with – would appear to not only be beneficial on the pitch, but also on Norwich’s finances.
As such, a move for Gauld is something that should be very high on the list of Stuart Webber’s priorities this summer.