Following the relegation of Werder Bremen it was widely expected that American striker Josh Sargent would be looking to move to a team in a top five league. It seems that a transfer is in the works that would do just that. According to Roger Gonzalez of CBS Sports, Sargent is trading in the green and white of Werder for the yellow and green of Norwich City.
✅ Sources tell CBS Sports that Norwich City and Werder Bremen have reached a deal for the transfer of USMNT striker Josh Sargent, pending a physical.— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) August 6, 2021
Elsewhere it was reported that the fee would be €11m.
Josh Sargent is set to join Norwich from Werder Bremen, agreement reached and confirmed as @RGonzalezCBS reported. He’s gonna sign as new Norwich player in the next few days. #NCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2021
Fee will be €11m guaranteed to Werder Bremen from Norwich.
Sargent will have his work cut out for him at Norwich. The team is picked to be in a relegation battle this season and Sargent will have competition in the center forward role. Teemu Pukki currently occupies that role having scored 26 goals in the Championship last season and having an 11 goal season in 2019-2020 when Norwich were last in the Premier League.
This seems like a lateral move of sorts for Sargent where he is moving from fighting for time as striker on a team that struggled in the Bundesliga to a similar situation in the Premier League. What do you think? Is this a good move for the player?
UPDATE: IT’S OFFICIAL
We are delighted to announce the signing of American forward Josh Sargent from Werder Bremen!— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) August 9, 2021