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Norwich City will not be soft touches in the transfer market

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will pick and choose his transfer battles. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will pick and choose his transfer battles. Picture: Denise Bradley

Neil Adams insists Norwich City will not be soft touches in the summer transfer scramble following the club-record sale of Robert Snodgrass.

The Canaries’ boss on Tuesday dismissed reports of a £10m bid for Leeds’ coveted striker Ross McCormack, whilst speculation over a £5m move for Watford’s Troy Deeney is also well wide of the mark.

City have already drafted in Bournemouth’s Lewis Grabban and Northern Irish international Kyle Lafferty and Adams is keen to bolster his squad further for a Championship promotion push – but on Norwich’s terms.

“We have money to spend and people will assume we have pots and pots. We haven’t,” he said. “The reality is we were relegated last season and of course that doesn’t mean you go out and splash silly money about. We have let Robert go but it doesn’t automatically mean the money we have received for Robert is available.

“We have to take it into account moving forward, along with other things like salaries when it comes to recruiting players, but I hope there are more dealings in the transfer market between now and the end. It isn’t quite as straightforward as saying the club has an endless pit but we are definitely looking to bring in players.”

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