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‘Irreplaceable’ – Norwich manager Farke gives fans some welcome good news

Norwich City boss Daniel Farke has reiterated that midfielder Kenny McLean is not available for sale at any price.

“Kenny last season was unbelievably important and he has developed further. He is a versatile, all-round player,” Farke told the Sunday Times.

“Let’s be honest, we have some players with great possession skills or finding a key pass or maybe delivering a setpiece but he’s probably our most complete midfielder.

“He’s competitive, his workload and his endurance are good and he’s definitely our best defensive header. He’s aggressive in the duels and our most dynamic midfielder.

“He’s also composed on the ball, and a leftfooter. He offers many skills and that physicality at this level is irreplaceable for us.”

After being relegated from the Premier League this season, the Canaries will be expected to part ways with some of their star talent at the end of the season.

Relegated clubs usually end up selling their best players after being demoted in other to balance their financial books as relegations lead to heavy loss of profits.

McLean, who joined Norwich in 2018, helped the club to win promotion to the top-flight during the 2018/19 campaign.

He was a first-team regular during the past season, making 38 appearances in all competitions and bagging one goal.

After a promising start to the season, Norwich have had a dismal campaign and showed very little fight. Some players will now want to leave in order to take their careers to the next level.

At 28-years-old, McLean is now at the peak of his powers. He will be wanting to play for a club that can offer him something to celebrate.

For Norwich to bounce right back and get back to the Premier League, keeping players like the Scottish midfielder will be essential.

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