Norwich City’s Neil Adams is a transfer market realist
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Neil Adams is in the business of construction not demolition in his bid to forge a Championship promotion-winning squad.
The Norwich City boss knows the law of the jungle will apply over the closing weeks of the summer transfer scramble with a growing number of his personnel touted with Carrow Road exits. City sanctioned a club record deal for Robert Snodgrass last month and Adams accepts the Canaries’ resolve is likely to be tested again with John Ruddy, Leroy Fer, Nathan Redmond and Gary Hooper all the subject of reported interest from potential top flight suitors.
“There is only four weeks to the league season and I am sure there will be enquires for lads who were playing in the Premier League last season,” said Adams. “Unfortunately there comes a point in the Championship where if the offer is too good to turn down that is the situation we are now in – Robert Snodgrass being the example. Did I want to lose him? No. He had one year left on his contract and the money we received was good business.
“The reality is everyone has a price. If people are going to come in and the money is right then we have to look at it but we have stressed we don’t want to lose players and anything else at the moment is speculation. Clubs are bound to come looking for our best players. That is the unfortunate side of relegation; we would probably have been doing the same thing if we had stayed up.”