Daniel Farke’s Norwich City side are considering a summer move for Union Berlin midfielder Robert Andrich.
That’s according to a report by German outlet Bild (via Football League World), who claim that Farke is scouring the German leagues for potential summer additions to his newly-promoted squad, and that Andrich has caught the 44-year-old’s attention.
It is then claimed that, with the Union Berlin midfielder’s contract set to expire in 2022, the Bundesliga side would be willing to cash in on the 26-year-old this summer, opening the door for Stuart Webber to make a move.
With on-loan midfielder Oliver Skipp looking likely to return to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, as well as Alex Tettey’s contract running out at the end of the season, central midfield is very much a position that Farke will be looking to strengthen ahead of the Canaries’ Premier League campaign.
And, with Andrich being comfortable in operating from defensive midfield, central midfield, and even in the number 10 role, the £5.4 million-rated man’s versatility is likely to be something that Farke would value extremely highly at Carrow Road.
Indeed, over his 28 Bundesliga appearances for Urs Fischer’s side this season, Andrich has demonstrated both his workmanlike grit in as well as his creative and clinical qualities, with the £7,700-per-week midfielder making an average of 1.8 interceptions, 1.8 tackles and 1.1 clearances per game, while also scoring five goals and registering two assists in the German top flight.
As such, considering his impressive returns and City’s need for reinforcements in the middle of the park, a deal for Andrich should be extremely high on Webber’s list of priorities when the summer transfer window opens. He’d be a great replacement for Tetty.