Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond dismisses Swansea City transfer talk

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond is not interested in talk of a Swansea transfer window move. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond is not interested in talk of a Swansea transfer window move. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:30 AM

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond has no interest in swapping Norwich for Swansea City after being strongly linked with a transfer window move.

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Redmond rejected the Swans’ advances last summer to re-join his former mentor Chris Hughton at Carrow Road and nothing has changed to alter the teenager’s view he made the right call.

“I’m happy here. I have only been here six months. I am enjoying my football and I think I am at the best place to learn,” he said. “I did hear bits and pieces about the fact there was some interest from Swansea in the summer, but I chose to come to Norwich in the end and I feel I have made the correct decision. No-one has told me about any bid or whatever, but I wouldn’t be interested anyway. I am 19 and there are not many English players of my age operating in the Premier League so I consider myself very fortunate.”

Redmond has made 24 appearances for the Canaries since his switch from hometown club Birmingham and the talented wide midfielder is only focused on helping sink Newcastle on Tuesday to continue City’s upward trajectory.

“I think there was bit of nervousness around the place before Hull and the bottom half is so tight that one win took us from 16th or so up to 12th in the table,” he said. “Now we know we have another task on our hands against Newcastle. Of course you know there was a bit of pressure on the manager but really it is the players who go out there and they have to perform and dig out a win. We managed to do that against Hull and we need to try and do that again. I think it is all about getting that bit of consistency. We have not been able to pick up back-to-back wins. We seem to win one and then maybe follow up with a draw or a defeat. That is the Premier League.”

Redmond and the rest of his Norwich team mates will show their support pre-match for the Kick It Out racism campaign, with the teenager one of a select group of ambassadors committed to spreading the message.

“It’s a great honour to be an ambassador,” he said. “I think coming from Birmingham that is a diverse place so I am probably able to reflect that and also the message they want to get out. I’ve had a few experiences of racism when I was much younger, maybe six or seven playing football in the Sunday League. I didn’t really know too much about what was going on. I just remember my Mum going mad at referees and the coaches of the other side for saying things, but it is coming to a point now where a lot more people are aware of what is right and what is wrong. You are not born with racism. I don’t think it is bad as it is portrayed. What happens when there is an incident is its a hot topic for one or two weeks. We are role models and we need to set a good example.”

14 comments

  • I had to insert a hyphen to be accepted. Now that is pure badness. Good lad, Nathan.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Can't imagine Oscar scoring the free kick he did against Stoke with the retro pig bag. Be good to see a test done with someone like a Ronaldo. Using the different balls through the era's. Be interested to see how different to modern ones really are.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Mattias333 funnily enough I think he signed for City because he wanted to play under Hughton. He certainly has the foundations of being a good player, just needs to pratice his shooting. I think the balloon they play with these days doesn't help.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Let`s bring on a load of Balls! Good to see that football for youngsters is being downscaled according to their physicality. We might have found our own Messis and Matas if youth footy had not been dominated by brute strength, irrespective of talent. Then, you have to love Grant Holt, who has both.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Lobbo

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Mattias333 you are an optimist NOT, Maybe City will develop over the next few years with more money coming in and stay in the Prem as a regular side that good players will want to play for.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • True,hes keen though. Thats extremely encouraging to me. We very light on players that genuinely get there head down and attack players. Frustrating at times when he picks the wrong option but hes young and plenty of time to improve. Hes hoping. Certainly be the shinning light in a poor first half of a season for me.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • I`d love to see Josh Murphy really make the grade. If we could unleash players like him and Nates, a few defences would have cause to panic a bit. Probably creative use of substitutions would be required in practice. goldie, I wonder what would happen if the old soggy leather lace-up ball were to be brought back? Knee injuries would burgeon as would damage to the leetle grey cells, as happened to likes of poor Geoff Astle. You`re right though, the modern ball is a bit of a balloon in comparison.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Funny old beast, rac-ism. In footy it seems team-sensitive. I am unfortunate to live in a town where there are a lot of so-called Chelsea fans. (Well, it seems a lot!). Apart from over-vocalised, overt anti-semitism (despite being owned by Abramovich) they are fond of using the `N`-word and worse. However, players of `other ethnic origins` playing for Chelsea are exempt from abuse. Funny old World.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Agree, very down to earth lad. Nice to see a young player with clear talent not letting the fame, money and lifestyle go to his head. Never going to change but still firmly believe the kids have it to easy these days. Given to much money to soon. Alot of the 18-19 year olds on pro deals around the country are on average contract of £450 a week. If I went back in time to my teens and someone gave me £450 to blow each week i'd probley go down the same path. I know in the end we will undoubtly lose Redmond regardless of if we are relegated this season or stay up the next 4 years. He will out grow us as he continues to develope but im fine with that, lets just try get the best out of the lad and enjoy it and hope hes stay at NCFC isnt remember for being the better one out of a relegated squad.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Funny old beast, racism. In footy it seems team-sensitive. I am unfortunate to live in a town where there are a lot of so-called Chelsea fans. (Well, it seems a lot!). Apart from over-vocalised, overt anti-semitism (despite being owned by Abramovich) they are fond of using the `N`-word and worse. However, players of `other ethnic origins` playing for Chelsea are exempt from abuse. Funny old World.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Maybe Goldie. Very valid point. Who knows? The joys of football. All about opinions and that was mine. I hope he goes on to have a 10 year stay at Norwich and goes on to be an England Regular, though its unlikely in this day & age as it seems a lost art now. I didnt say we will lose him this season? I didnt actually specifiy when exactly either I basically said eventually we will lose him if he becomes as good as I truly believe he can be. That isnt a knock on Norwich, its actually positive that he choose to join us when surely there was plenty of other suitors interested in him. I hope we achieve the boards ambition of becoming a regular mid table side. More we achieve that, the better our chance of keeping players like Redmond at the club are. :) fingers crossed chap.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Wise words from a 19-y-o and that's not meant to be patronising.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

  • Mattias333 funnily enough I think he came to City because he likes working under Hughton. I hope he will develop because he certainly has the foundations, just needs to practice his shooting skills. Mind you the balloon they play with these days doesn't help.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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