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Norwich City Should Sign Craig Mackail-Smith in January Transfer Window: A Fan’s Opinion

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It is only September, so it might seem a bit early to be discussing January transfer rumours, but Norwich City are in need of adding to their attacking options. Therefore, it's important to plan ahead and look at what the options may be.

The name Craig Mackail-Smith is no stranger to Norwich City fans. If reports are to be believed, the club has made several attempts to sign the Brighton striker. The latest link came towards the end of the last transfer window. It was a slightly underwhelming rumour, given that he was seen to be a target while the club were in the Championship.

But at the moment, the club looks to be woefully short of goals, a situation that was supposed to be helped by the loan signing of Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. But the player went off injured in the club's recent game against Doncaster. It now appears that the youngster will be out for a period of time with a suspected broken foot. The situation has not been helped by the decision to loan James Vaughan out.

It is difficult to assume too much without knowing Norwich City's budget. But as January transfer rumours go this seems quite a good one considering the history of Norwich's interest. It should be noted that whenever the club has chased a player, in the past, they have usually been able to sign them, and often for a reduced price.

Brighton are not doing a particularly good job of concealing their star player, they have stormed up the Championship table. Craig Mackail-Smith has also made a good start personally by scoring six league goals. And Brighton manager Gus Poyet has already expressed his fear that Norwich will return for his star.

Clearly, Craig Mackail-Smith should be one of a number of targets for the window, but he is one that is likely to happen. It's unlikely much will have changed between August and January to change Chris Hughton's mind on the player.

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