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Interesting view from Gary Gowers- Curtis Davies is one that appeals to me

Robbie Brady impressed in Dublin on Sunday and is on the radar of Norwich City (Picture: Getty Images)

The silly season is now well and truly in full swing.

Given that Norwich City’s route to the Premier League was via the play-offs their close season has been condensed into just five weeks and, as a result, the rumours are coming doubly thick and fast.

Names aplenty have been linked with City through a variety of channels, but only a smattering bear any real semblance to reality.

Of those mentioned, some are glamourous yet, realistically way beyond City’s means; others do little but make the heart sink. But a few would grace the canary yellow and offer something new to a squad in need of more depth.

Here, in my opinion, are a five who would:

Carl Jenkinson, on a season-long loan, would be a good fit for Norwich City (Picture: Getty Images)

1) Carl Jenkinson

News that West Ham have been unable to reach agreement with Arsenal to extend Jenkinson’s loan has reportedly sparked interest from City. The Gunners appear again content to offer him a season’s first-team football on loan and he would be a good fit for the Canaries. Despite a stirring end to the season, Steven Whittaker is one who found life in the Premier League tough last time round. Jenkinson would add quality.

2) Matthew Lowton

Villa’s in-demand right-back is on the radar of many if the tabloids are to be believed and is another who looks a good fit for City. In the absence of a loan deal for Jenkinson, Alex Neil and David McNally could do worse than head to the second city where Lowton, whose progress at Villa Park has been hindered by the form of Leandro Bacuna and Alan Hutton, has made clear he wants for first-team football. He’s another who looks suited to the Neil brand.

3) Curtis Davies

While the pairing of Seb Bassong and Russell Martin were excellent in City’s run-in, central defence is one area of of Neil’s side that needs minor surgery. Now in the third year of a three-year deal at Hull City, Davies is one who would add some much needed depth to City’s central defensive options.

James Wilson would benefit from a loan spell to get first-team football (Picture: Getty Images)

4) Robbie Brady

One of the stars of Hull City’s ill-fated fight for survival, he’s another who is reportedly on the Neil radar, at least according to the Hull City Mail. A talented left-sided player, who was one of few to impress in Sunday’s bore draw in Dublin, he would add genuine quality to City’s left side, which currently is the berth of Bradley Johnson. While the alleged £15 million prize tag would have McNally running for the hills, City’s negotiator extraordinare would only be looking to do business at half the quoted price.

5) James Wilson

Sources in Manchester have suggested the 19-year old’s progress would benefit from a season-long loan where he would get regular football. With Gary Hooper’s future seemingly uncertain and Ricky van Wolfswinkel unlikely to feature, some competition is desperately needed for Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban, and City would offer a perfect platform for Wilson to progess beyond being a prolific goalscorer at youth and Under-21 level.

MORE: Five reasons why Norwich City will stay up in the Premier League next season

MORE: Club Metro

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/06/10/five-possible-summer-transfer-targets-for-norwich-city-5227143/#ixzz3cgkY9StL

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