Despite possessing one of the strongest squads in the division, Norwich City have fallen well short in their promotion ambitions this season. Therefore, the Canaries will be hopeful that the appointment of Stuart Webber as Director of Football is a step in the right direction.
The 33-year-old turned Huddersfield Town from a mid-table outfit to a team with genuine play-off ambitions in just two years thanks to an astute approach to the transfer market. Therefore, a Norwich side who have wasted funds on under performing players in recent seasons will surely benefit from his expertise.
And, according to the Pink’Un, Webber has brought in Kieran Scott as head of UK recruitment to aid his plans behind the scenes.
Scott most recently worked as part of Mark Warburton’s scouting team at Rangers and, therefore, you wonder whether he will revisit his old club as Norwich aim to revamp their squad again in the summer.
Especially with the Daily Record reporting that Rangers could be open to selling winger Barrie McKay this summer. The 22-year-old was arguably the club’s brightest attacking spark in the first half of this season but has reportedly rejected the offer of a new contract with his current deal due to expire at the end of the season.
With new manager Pedro Caixinha clearly unimpressed with his output, substituting him early in a number of recent games, it would be little surprise if Rangers were to cash in one their prized asset this summer.
And with veteran play-maker Wes Hoolahan facing an uncertain future, there may be a space in Norwich’s squad for a gifted, creative attacker.
Scott’s appointment could give Norwich the edge if they were to rescue McKay from Ibrox this summer.