Norwich linked with Bradford midfielder Elliot Watt

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Premier League relegation side Norwich are reportedly interested in Bradford’s Elliot Watt as a January transfer target. With the January transfer window back in full swing, clubs will be eager to finish their business early with Norwich being no exception.

Norwich are starting to prepare for the scenario where they do not it out of the relegation scrap this season. This is certainly a possibility looking at their current position on the table.

According to Daily Record, Norwich are interested in singing Elliot Watt in case they drop down to the Championship. Norwich currently sit bottom of the table with 10 points having lost all of their last five games. Norwich’s last league win came in November when they beat the Saints 2-1.

The Scottish U21 International will get a chance to reunite with former teammate Billy Gilmour. Gilmour is on loan at Norwich from giants Chelsea. The two shared the pitch in the Scotland youth team.

Watt is a Liverpool academy graduate who moved to Bradford in 2020 and has featured in all but one of the Bantams 22 league games this season. He has also had successful spells at Preston North End and Blackburn before signing his first professional contract with Wolves.

A short loan spell with Carlisle United attracted the attention of Bradford towards the 21-year-old midfielder. He has since cemented a place in the Bradford first team and also won the young player of the year award in his first year with the team.

Will Elliot Watt make the switch to Norwich in the near future?

Watt only has one year left on his contract with the Bantams which makes him a free agent next summer. Bradford coach Derek Adams revealed last month that Watt’s agent is already looking at offers from potential buyers.

The Scottish Midfielder has also acquired interest from other clubs due to his blistering performances. Championship side Blackpool are also said to be keen on the Bradford player.

The championship would be a step up for Watt who currently plays in League 2. A player of his technical ability will be difficult to retain for Bradford.

It seems like the U21 Scotland international will see out his contract with the League 2 side and leave next summer for free. Watt insisted he was happy at his current club while speaking to the Telegraph and Argus last month. He said:

It’s irrelevant to me – like people giving me stick on Twitter or social media.

I’m here at Bradford and the most important thing to me is about being the best player I can be in training and then performing for Bradford City on a Saturday.

Rumours, or whatever you want to call it, mean nothing to me.

I’m obviously under contract at Bradford City and until I’m not I’ll give my all for the club to get them back to where they should be.

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