Norwich signing this exciting Arsenal prospect for free would be a brilliant steal by Farke

Norwich City opinion: Should the Canaries sign Charlie Gilmour?

According to a report from the Daily Record, Norwich City are set to complete a deal to sign Arsenal’s 20-year-old midfielder Charlie Gilmour in the coming days.

The exciting young midfield prospect will be a free agent after being released by the Gunners and he is on the lookout for regular first-team action, with the Canaries keen.

Gilmour has been with the Gunners since he was six years old but failed to make it as a regular starter. The 20-year-old played just 21 minutes of football for the Gunners’ first-team, which came this season in the Europa League.

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Gilmour is an exceptional talent and Arsenal releasing him comes in as a massive shock. However, with the plethora of midfield options available for Unai Emery, the decision to let him move on to further develop as a player makes sense and is the right thing for all parties.

Norwich will look to make an impact on their return to the Premier League and they will need all the help that they can get to stay up at the end of next season. Daniel Farke worked his magic brilliantly to lead the Canaries to the Championship title last season but the real test starts now.

Norwich quickly secured the futures of Timm Klose and Onel Hernandez, which is a fantastic way to start of their transfer business and completing a deal for Charlie Gilmour will only make it better in the coming weeks.

Very highly-rated at Arsenal and in Scotland, Gilmour is a calm and composed figure in defensive midfield. The youngster is brilliant technically, as you would expect from someone coming out of Arsenal’s academy and he would certainly be a very exciting prospect for Norwich next season.

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Gilmour is brilliant with both his feet and is always keen to get himself involved with the attack despite normally starting in a deeper role. The 20-year-old has a very good eye for a pass and he can start of fantastic counter-attacks for the Canaries next season.

The youngster still has a lot to improve on to be a consistent starter for a Premier League club but he certainly has the potential to achieve that in the very near future and Daniel Farke is the perfect man to help him do that next season.

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Conclusion

Charlie Gilmour has the potential to become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in the coming years and Norwich would be lucky to get him this summer.

The fact that he will come in on a free is a massive bonus and he will be looking to prove a point after being released by the club where he grew from a boy to a man.

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Written by Shamanth Jayaram

24-year old Electrical engineer turned football writer, born and brought up in Bangalore.

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