Norwich City’s top boys will not leave on the cheap
07:00 18 July 2014
Neil Adams warns it will take ‘mouthwatering’ offers to prize Nathan Redmond or any of his Norwich team mates out of Carrow Road.
Redmond, who was on target in the club’s 6-1 pre-season win at Braintree earlier this week, has been linked with Premier League duo Stoke City and Southampton, but Adams insists potential suitors can forget about buying any of the Canaries’ on the cheap.
“Nathan is a player we want. There will be plenty of bids and we will knock them all back as best we can unless and until it becomes like the Robert Snodgrass situation, when it reaches a point you have to do business,” he said. “We have said we don’t need to sell many times, and that included Robert Snodgrass, and we will be trying our hardest to keep each and every single one of them. Of course speculation and rumours will be rife.”
Leroy Fer was earlier this week touted with QPR, although his agent sought to distance the Dutch international from reports surfacing in Holland he is set for west London.
“There is nothing in that. We can talk about bids for our players and we want to keep them all but we have to be realistic,” said Adams. “If an offer comes in that is many, many millions and is mouthwatering we have to be ready if we lose that player. We know other clubs will try to have a go at them, particularly now the World Cup has finished, I expect it will hot up now and if they do go we try to replace them with better ones.”
The Potters’ reported interest in the £6m-rated Redmond looks to have cooled with Mark Hughes closing in on a permanent deal for Liverpool wide player Oussama Assaidi, after his successful loan spell.