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Transfer News: Norwich's Carlton Morris Joins Barnsley On Permanent Transfer

Striker Carlton Morris has departed Norwich City for fellow Sky Bet Championship club Barnsley on a permanent deal.

Morris, 25, joined the Canaries as an 11-year-old and rose through the academy at the Lotus Training Centre before his first loan move away from the club in 2014 to Oxford United.

Prior to departing Norfolk, the Cambridge-born forward was part of the famous Under-18s side which won the FA Youth Cup back in 2013.

Since that spell at the Kassam Stadium, Morris has spent time on loan at a further five clubs including Rotherham United, Shrewsbury Town and, most recently, Milton Keynes Dons.

Transfer Rumour: Arsenal Priced Out Of Move for Norwich's Emi Buendia

The Mirror today reports that the Gunners are thought to be unlikely to make a move for the playmaker in the January transfer window because of a lack of funds.

They claim that a short-term deal or loan for alternative players would more likely, with a focus on “clearing the decks” first.

Norwich are keen to hold on to their star and appear willing to push for maximum value knowing that, as it stands, they are on course for a Premier League windfall in the summer anyway.

The Canaries have bounced back superbly from finishing bottom of the top flight last season and are currently top of the Championship, with a six-point cushion to the play-offs.

They have worked themselves into that position despite a host of injuries, and will be confident of finishing the job in the second half of the season if they keep their current squad together.

Argentine creator Buendia proved his worth to Norwich last weekend with a star turn and the winning goal in a tight victory over Barnsley to keep their advantage at the top of the table.

After that match, head coach Daniel Farke said that he was not worried about the speculation over Buendia’s future and was confident he would remain at the club beyond this month.

With the club appearing willing to back him with a hefty price tag, a move is looking increasingly less likely to happen.

Transfer News: Norwich Manager Farke Confident Arsenal Target Buendia Going Nowhere

Head Coach Daniel Farke is confident Emiliano Buendia will remain at Norwich City, despite ongoing reported interest from Arsenal.

The former Argentinian Under-20 international netted an excellent goal on Saturday as Norwich beat Barnsley 1-0 to further cement their position at the top of the Championship.

The goal added to Buendia’s stock, and ramped up talk of a move to Arsenal, who have been linked with a move for the young Argentine in recent weeks.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is reported to be a fan of the forward, with Goal able to confirm that Arsenal have scouted him extensively.

Canaries boss Farke was asked about the future of the 24-year-old Argentinian and said he is confident the club would retain his services in January.

“Emi is a key player for us, an important member of the group, and he is totally committed to us,” Farke said. “He is our player and will continue to be our player - he is on a long-term contract with the club so we keep him.

“Everyone knows his qualities - and I don’t expect interest just because he scored a wonder goal today. He has scored a number like this for us and people know what he can do. It was an excellent finish and that is what Emi can do. He instinctively knows when to make a run and then has the quality to finish like that."

A creative force is top of Arteta’s wish list for the January transfer window, with the likes of Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt also linked .

Arteta hinted recently that he would need to get players off the wage bill before being able to boost his squad.

The aim for Norwich is to bounce back into the Premier League, and Buendia is a key figure in their bid as they currently sit atop the league.

Transfer News: Norwich Manager Daniel Farke Confirms Interest In Signing Goalkeeper

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has confirmed that the club will look to try and sign a new goalkeeper in the January transfer window.

Canaries number one Tim Krul is set to return from a thigh injury for the first time since November on Saturday, a timely return given that reserve goalkeeper Michael McGovern is now confirmed to be out for several months out with a hamstring problem sustained in the match against QPR in mid week.

That means 20-year-old Welsh youth international Daniel Barden is set to be on the bench when Norwich host Barnsley this weekend, although it seems Farke is keen to add some more experienced cover for his side now the transfer window in England is open again.

Speaking about the prospect of recruiting a new ‘keeper in the January window, Farke told The Eastern Daily Press: “If you want to be successful you need a good keeper. We have the best in Tim Krul but you also have to be prepared for the worst case scenario. We have no problems with naming two keepers in the short term. But after this game we have two weeks before we play Cardiff.

Canaries number one Tim Krul is set to return from a thigh injury for the first time since November on Saturday, a timely return with backup ‘keeper Michael McGovern now facing several months out with a hamstring problem.

That means 20-year-old Daniel Barden is set to be on the bench when Norwich host Barnsley this weekend, although it seems Farke is keen to add some more experienced cover for his side now the window is open again.

Speaking about the prospect of recruiting a new ‘keeper in the January window, Farke told The Eastern Daily Press: “If you want to be successful you need a good keeper. We have the best in Tim Krul but you also have to be prepared for the worst case scenario. We have no problems with naming two keepers in the short term. But after this game we have two weeks before we play Cardiff.

“It is always difficult to find a proper option in January but with Micky more or less out the whole of the season, or a major part of the run in, of course we have to have a closer look on the market.  It would make sense to do some business. If it is possible.”

Despite that, it seems Farke will not simply be signing any goalkeeper, even though he is well aware of the risks of an injury in such an tightly-scheduled season.

Assessing what he would be looking for in a new recruit between the posts, the Norwich boss added: “We won’t take just anyone to make up the numbers. We have younger keepers here but if we can find a reliable option, a good experienced option, then we will try to pull the trigger. If not, we go with our own lads.

“It is our responsibility to have a closer look and prepare for all scenarios. You cannot expect to go further on with no injuries to the keepers. Even a small muscle injury in this league can mean six or seven games out. For Tim it has been even longer than that.”

Transfer Rumour: Arsenal 'Unlikely' To Bid For Buendia In January

Arsenal have scouted Norwich City’s Emi Buendia ‘extensively’ according to reports, but the Gunners are ‘unlikely’ to place a January bid.

The 23-year-old has endured an ongoing season of speculation, although Norwich fans will atest his form has not suffered as a consequence.

Having featured 36 times for the Canaries in the Premier League when they got relegated last season, Buendia scored once and became a top target of Leeds United’s over the summer break.

Daniel Farke was quick to slap a £25million price-tag on the midfielder, which seemingly deterred Leeds, but soon after entice Arsenal.

The Gunners have been linked with Buendia right through the first-half of this season. But now reports claim that Arsenal are unlikely to move in January, despite having scouted Buendia ‘extensively’.

Tipped as a likely replacement for Mesut Ozil, Buendia is someone who’s been on Arsenal’s radar for a long time. As reported in the Express though, Charles Watts of Goal.com gave the lowdown on the situation.

He said on his YouTube channel:

“They haven’t made a move for him yet and it remains to be the case as far as I’m aware despite plenty of talk and rumours on social media. I don’t think Arsenal have made any move for Buendia.

“He’s represented by the same people who represent Emi Martinez so Arsenal have a very good relationship with his representatives and he’s playing in the Championship, he’d obviously be open to a move to Arsenal or the Premier League should that happen in January.

“But Norwich are not going to let him go for cheap, they want to come back up and he’s going to be key and influential to that. I don’t think Buendia’s one that would happen in January.”

Buendia has scored six gols and assisted seven in 18 Championship outings this season.

He’s proved an influential player in Norwich’s bid for an immediate return to the Premier League – they host Barnsley later today as they vie to keep their top-spot in the Championship.

Injury Update: Michael McGovern Confirmed as long term absentee

Sad news eminated from Daniel Farke's press briefing today with the report on Michael McGovern who went off injured at half time in the match against QPR earlier in the week

"A major injury with Michael McGovern. A hamstring tendon. We have not decided if he needs surgery or not at this stage. He will be out for probably 12 to 16 weeks. Probably not able to return before April. If he doesn’t miss the whole of the season from here then a major part. A big blow for us. I am sure he will come back as quick as possible. He is a fighter."

However, taking the sting off that news slightly, is the update that Tim Krul is on track to return for Norwich City's Championship home game against Barnsley,

Fingers crossed and best of luck guys!

Transfer Rumour: Everton Join Race For Norwich's Max Aarons

Everton have in the last day or so seeming jumped to the front of the queue in the race to sign Norwich's young right back Max Aarons, with TEAMtalk reporting that the Toffees are ready to make contact a potential deal with Norwich City.

Carlo Ancelotti managed to bring Ben Godfrey in from Carrow Road during the previous transfer window. But Aarons was one of several key men Norwich managed to hold onto.

However, it appears that Daniel Farke’s men face a fresh fight to keep the right-back. TEAMtalk reports Manchester United are tracking the 20-year-old as well.  But the report claims that Everton are now amongst the leaders in the race to sign Aarons. In fact, it is suggested that they are now ready to make contact with the Canaries ahead of the January transfer window.

The report goes on to say that Norwich are thought to be willing to consider offers for Aarons. But they would ideally like the defender to stay until the summer to assist with their promotion push, so a loan agreement would likely help get a bid across the line.

It would be interesting to know how much of an influence Godfrey has had on Everton’s reported interest in Aarons.

The 22-year-old has been outstanding during his time at Goodison Park. His form is all the more remarkable given that he has often played as a left-back for Ancelotti.

Aarons was arguably a lot more impressive than Godfrey during Norwich’s year in the top flight. So seeing Godfrey prove so impressive on Merseyside must be a factor in Everton apparently preparing to make their move for his old teammate.

Transfers: Rumours of Man United's Interest In Max Aarons Persist

Manchester United are keeping a keen eye on Norwich City defender Max Aarons, according to more reports emerging in the mainstream press today.

Despite spending upwards of £140million on defenders over the last two years, United remain short on options at right-back position with Aaron Wan-Bissaka the only senior player in the position.

Brandon Williams is actually right-footed but tends to be deployed at left-back, while other fill-ins Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are natural centre-backs.

With Wan-Bissaka's recent time on the sidelines proving how important he is to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have begun to be linked with a number of full-backs ahead of the January transfer window.

The latest, according to the both the Daily Mail and the Mirror today, is Norwich's young starlet Max Aarons, who played a vital role in the Canaries' promotion charge in 2019 and impressed in the Premier League despite their relegation.

Barcelona were heavily linked with the 20-year-old in the summer, but they eventually signed Sergino Dest from Ajax instead, whilst Aarons has continued his good form this season, with has seen Norwich reach the top of the Championship, which has then encouraged Man United to 'keep close tabs' on the attacking full-back.

However, the report adds, that Aarons is potentially seen as a longer term target and the club may want to opt to wait until the summer before making any move..