Reader Letter: Norwich City Football Club are on the road to nowhere after Maddison's move
PUBLISHED: 11:30 27 June 2018
One reader thinks the local team needs to replace lost talent and fast. What do you think?
So another quality Canary has flown the Carrow Road nest.
Attacking midfield star James Maddison transferred to Leicester City in a package said to be worth up to £24m.
If Norwich City are to be a force to be reckoned with in next season’s second tier, then his golden boots need to be filled quickly with a class replacement.
It’s a big ask – with Moritz Leitner a likely but average contender. The German midfielder didn’t exactly excel in City’s miserable 5-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the last Championship season.
It’s all very well sporting director Stuart Webber saying “the money was too good to turn down” (for Maddison) but it’s a recurring phrase I’ve heard many times since following the fortunes of City from the early 1970s and one of the reasons where the club find itself today - selling quality players without replicated replacements.
Over the decades City has become a stepping-stone club, regardless of board or manager, largely relying on revenue from quality players who move on, and in a money-driven industry I fear Norwich City is on the road to nowhere.
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