Canaries boss feels transfer pressure has been released after finding ‘really good solutions’
Norwich City FC
Head coach Daniel Farke is satisfied with Norwich City’s transfer business so far in the summer transfer window and feels there is no rush to complete any further business.
Yet Farke is relaxed about the prospect of any further additions to the five players already added, ahead of tonight’s pre-season opener at King’s Lynn Town (7.30pm kick-off).
“We will see. To be honest, in each and every position we have really good options,” City’s German coach said. “I’m pretty pleased with that and I think it’s important to have the biggest part of the squad together and to be able to work with them pretty early in this pre-season.
“For sure, we are always awake and looking to strengthen the squad but without a big pressure because I think we have a really good basement situation.”
Argentina attacker Emi Buendia was the first arrival, followed by a permanent deal for loan midfielder Moritz Leitner. Wolves winger Ben Marshall, Finland international striker Teemu Pukki and Borutssia Dortmund loan right-back were then all confirmed in the past week.
“I think at first it was a pretty important transfer window for the club especially in financial terms. We made it clear that there were financial pressures,” Farke continued, speaking to City’s website.
“I think it was crucial for the club and credit should go to the board and especially to (Sporting Director) Stuart Webber and (Managing Director) Steve Stone. We have levelled our financial situation.
“It’s always a bit tricky to deal with such a situation on the sporting side because last season we finished in mid-table and we were struggling in terms of scoring goals.
“Our best goalscorers were James Maddison and Josh Murphy and they had to be sold. 26 goals and several assists left us so it’s not easy to cope with this in a sporting way. But we’ve found some really good solutions and, in the circumstances, I’m pleased with the squad.”