Norwich City appear on course to pull off the impressive signing of William Carvalho from Real Betis, in what would be a real coup for the side.
The midfielder has been linked to the likes of Manchester United and even Chelsea in the past, and certainly represents the Canaries ambition in the Premier League this season. Daniel Farke’s side are in talks for the defensive midfielder, in a signing that would give some strong competition for Billy Gilmour.
The Scotland international has lined up in a deep-lying role in difficult fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester City so far this season. Despite heavy defeats the 20-year-old has come out with plenty of merit in those performances, showing great awareness and passing ability.
Jurgen Klopp certainly thinks Gilmour has a big role to play.
He said: “Norwich have Billy Gilmour who is one of the biggest Scottish talents for the last 50 years, bringing him in on loan.
“They’ve done good business and it is exciting what they are doing. We have to be absolutely spot on to have a good start to the season.”
Perhaps Carvalho could take things one step further. However, rather than holding Gilmour back, our friends at Norfolk Live believe the move could unleash the youngster into a much more free role to aid his influence.t
Norwich reporter Michael Mutch said: “Signing William Carvalho will fill the holding midfield role that Norwich desperately need. At the moment, only Jacob Sorensen fits the bill but it is not his natural position and he is yet to prove himself at Premier League level.
“The Canaries need someone with experience not only in that position but at performing on the biggest stage. Carvalho certainly has that pedigree and it’ll be a massive coup if they can bring him in.
“Should Carvalho make the move to Carrow Road it will ease the pressure on the likes of Billy Gilmour who has been slotting in at a deeper role of late.
“Carvalho will take up the burden of being the anchor man in midfield, providing extra strength in front of the back-line, whereas the young Scot and Pierre Lees-Melou can focus on getting Norwich forward and will be free to link up in attack.
“This is something they have been unable to do so far in order to prevent the Canaries becoming exposed when they lose possession.”
Source by Football London