Norwich star Josh Sargent expecting US takeover of UK – with glory of Premier League too much to turn down | The Sun
NORWICH star Josh Sargent is expecting a US takeover of English football – with the glory of the Premier League too much to turn down.
The American hotshot – who has already scored ten times this season – has been a standout performer in a mixed campaign so far.
The Canaries are lying down in tenth ahead of clash with Hull today, but are only four points from the play-off spots.
Sargent is one of a number of Americans playing in the EFL alongside Middlesbrough’s Zack Steffen and Co this year.
This is on top of Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, Arsenal’s Matt Turner and a host of players at Leeds in the Premier League.
And he expects that to continue with the lure of England’s riches and the improved quality of the MLS.
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Sargent – speaking on behalf of SkyBet – said: “US players are seeing it as a very good opportunity to come to the UK.
“They really want to challenge themselves, with the best league in the world being over here.
“Coaches and teams are realising that there is lots of talent in US pool.
“The US players are realising that they can really push and challenge themselves to be the best players they can be over here.
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“It’s become a very attractive move for both parties, and hopefully you keep seeing more of us over here.
“The US team is a very young team; we need more time and more games with each other to gel.
“We’re going to keep getting better the longer we play together so there will be some good things coming from the US national team.”
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Sargent – who was signed from Werder Bremen for £8m in August 2021 – struggled to adjust to life at Carrow Road at first.
But the 22-year-old has come good this season, and his partnership with Teemu Pukki has been a big part of that.
He added: “Teemu and I are both doing the best we can to support each other and to try and be the best goal scorers.
“It’s good, healthy competition.
““Every striker wants to be the highest goal scorer, but for now I’m just taking it one game at a time, trying to score as much as I can to help the team win games in any way I can.
“My confidence has been very good this year, the team is clicking so hopefully we can have more successful results, and some more goals.
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“It’s been a bit up and down for us in the Championship this season.
“For now we’re taking it one game at a time, trying to put ourselves into a good position to get promoted.”
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