The international break is a good time to reflect on the season so far and also to look ahead to the future.

Whilst there is a gap in the fixture list, Norwich boss Alex Neil should, in theory, have more time to assess the needs of his squad and identify any players they’d like to bring in to solve the current issues.

A wise January strategy can be to look at the players whose contracts are about to expire in the summer and look to tie them down with an early agreement.

Plenty of teams have done that in the past and have got themselves a high-quality player for free, many of whom have immediately made an impact.

Norwich are allowed to speak to any player who is playing abroad if their contract expires in the summer and there are plenty of good ones out there.

Here are some of the players we think they should be trying to tie down in January:

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