Norwich are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table with just 13 games left to play.
The Canaries are on 18 points and are seven points adrift of safety as it stands, with four tough fixtures on the horizon for Daniel Farke’s side. In their next four games, they face Liverpool, Leicester, Wolves and Sheffield United – all of whom are currently in the top half.
If Norwich fail to get anything out of these matches, it could leave them with too much work to do in the final nine games of the campaign as they look to avoid relegation back to the Championship.
If Norwich are sent back down to the second tier after just one season in the top-flight, what will happen? Who will leave? We have compiled a list of five players Norwich could be at risk of losing upon relegation.
Pukki was recently linked with a move to Manchester United, highlighting the calibre of team taking notice of his performances in the Premier League. The forward is currently on 11 goals in the top-flight, whilst also providing three assists for his teammates.
If Norwich are relegated down to the second tier, I would not be surprised to see Man United, or another team in one of Europe’s top five leagues, take a look at Pukki. His movement off the ball and finishing in front of goal is excellent and, at 29, this could be his last chance to secure a big move.
Cantwell has danced his way into the spotlight at Carrow Road this season and has contributed with six goals and two assists in the Premier League. He has scored goals against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City – showing that he can do it against the top teams.
The England under-21 international has a knack for being in the right place at the right time in the box and, with his goal return, he has proven that he has the ability to finish chances.
With him only being 21, clubs could see his potential and try to snatch him away from Norwich.
Football Insider reported in January that Tottenham were close to reaching an agreement with Aarons, although they would not want complete any deal until the summer.
This suggests that Aarons could be one of the more likely departures from Carrow Road at the end of the season. He has played 23 of Norwich’s 25 league games so far, although the club have an excellent replacement in the form of Sam Byram – who can slot in at right-back with Jamal Lewis playing at left-back.
This means that losing Aarons in the summer might not be a huge blow and Stuart Webber should be applauded for his planning last summer in signing a right-back to compete with Aarons, leading to this potential scenario.
Whilst there has not been any recent speculation over Godfrey’s future, Tottenham were linked with a move for the centre-back in December.
It will be interesting to see if Tottenham decide to revisit their interest in the summer if Norwich are relegated, or if another top team become keen on the England under-21 international. Godfrey has been out with an injury and then a suspension over the last couple of months but has captained Norwich and England’s under-21 side at times this season.
Emi Buendia is enjoying a superb season on the right wing for Norwich. He is on seven Premier League assists, which only Kevin de Bruyne and Trent Alexander-Arnold can better, which shows that he is competing against the best of the best in the division in terms of creating chances.
Liverpool have been linked with a move for the Argentine midfielder, although there is nothing to suggest that a bid is imminent in the summer from the Reds.
If he can add more goals to his game and continue to be the creative spark in Norwich’s side, he could attract more suitors.