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Norwich City transfers (incoming):
Daniel Adshead ($350k from Rochdale): Adshead is a 17-year old youth prospect, but the youngster has already made three appearances (and a goal) for the English U18. The youngster reportedly has had interest from Manchester United, Bayern Münich and FC Barcelona although he had been at Rochdale since he was fourteen. In a somewhat unexpected move, he left the club a season for a few hundred thousand dollars later. For the time being, Adshead is expected to join the U23 side to begin things, but they signed him with the intentions of getting him into the first team. Depending on how his training goes, we could see him this season; but I’m betting it’ll be a bit. It’s definitely a win for Norwich to get one over the big clubs.
Ralf Fährmann ($3.5M loan fee from Schalke 04): Fährmann comes in off of an injury-plagued season. Although technically he was penciled in as the starting keeper, I have to think that Marcus Schubert (or a newcomer) would get some opportunities. Although it’s a decent loan fee, I can’t imagine that Schalke would risk the first team for this amount. Although last season was poor for Fährman, the prior season he played very well for Schalke 04. He made 34 appearances for the first team allowing 37 goals alongside 13 clean sheets. Bringing in an aging keeper off an injury break is definitely a risk. I think the potential upside for the team is far greater than the risk.
Josip Drmic (Free Transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach): Drmic joins the club after a very rough season with the Foals. Due to injuries and falling from form, he managed only five appearances and two goals. However, perhaps the lone bright spot in that is that he only needed a little more than 200 minutes. Drmic has struggled with injuries over his career, every time he’s managed to begin getting into the team; it abruptly ended.
Patrick Roberts (Loan from Manchester City): Roberts joined Manchester City for about $8M several years ago. Since then he’s managed to get himself sent out on loan after loan, including two stints at Celtic. Poor form and recurrent hamstring injuries hampered his last assignment at Girona. Roberts has had some excellent times on loan where he had been a fantastic playmaker. He hasn’t really been tested at the Premier League level. I still think that Roberts will slide right into the first team as a left, right or central attacking midfield.
Norwich City transfers (outgoing):
Marcel Franke ($1.8M Transfer to Hannover 96): The 26-year old never really found his way in England, despite having been with the club since July 2017. About all he’s managed, is to be sent on loan to his German homeland. He played for Dynamo Dresden, SV Darmstadt 98, and now his transfer to Hannover 96. During his time with the English club, he would make five Championship appearances and three in the EFL Cup. The club is facing a loss on the sale of the player in the realm of about $1.6M. However, if Franke isn’t going to make an appearance for the first team, there’s no need to keep him here. The club has done well to recoup some of their transfer fee and will have a little more money in the transfer bank.
Nélson Oliveira (Undisclosed transfer to AEK Athens): Oliveria did not feature for Norwich last season until he moved on loan to a Championship competitor in Reading. He would make ten appearances for them 675 minutes. In that time he would also add three goals for Reading, but did not even make the gameday squad aside from those appearances. He doesn’t seem to have a viable role going forward for Norwich, and that is likely why they allowed him to leave for AEK Athens. With the player not being utilized at the Championship level, there is no reason to expect him to have a place in the Premier League going forward.
James Husband (Loan to Blackpool): The 25-year-old left-back came in from Middlesbrough in 2017, but has been unable to work himself into the side. He’s spent most of his time on loan with lower-tier English clubs. Last season was spent with Fleetwood Town in the English League One. Husband made 33 League One appearances for almost 2700 minutes, one goal, and one assist. Husband should have a similar role with another League One side in Blackpool. The left-back has one year remaining on his contract, and I am not particularly hopeful that it will get renewed.
Ivo Pinto (Free Transfer): Pinto was the starting right back every game in 2017-2018. In 2018-2019 the picture couldn’t have been more different. He amassed 42 appearances for more than 3500 minutes with a pair of goals in the 2017-2018 season to six total appearances last season. After barely even seeing time in the reserves, this is clearly the best move for the player and Norwich wouldn’t have had any interest in renewing his contract.
Steven Naismith (Released): Naismith was one of the Norwich City transfers from January 2016. He started his Norwich career off well enough, appearing in 29 games the 2016-2017 season. However, despite these bright beginnings, they would be short-lived for one of the newest of the Norwich City transfers. The next season he would spend the first half of the season with Norwich where at first he suffered an ankle injury. Following his return from injury, he found himself outside the first team and eventually on loan at Hearts in Scotland. He would return to the club only long enough to be spent back to Hearts where we continued to suffer from injuries. Naismith may still find more soccer he is aging and has a poor injury record, which makes any extension on his contract a liability.
Yanic Wildschut (Free transfer Maccabi Haifa): Wildschut was one of the 2017 Norwich City transfers. He commanded a decent transfer fee (about $8M) after spending time in the Netherlands as a youth. Despite the move, Wildschut never established himself at the club. Wildschut sent the first part of 2017 with Cardiff, and all of the 2018 season with Bolton. In total, he would only make 29 appearances for Norwich scoring two goals for the first team.
Tristan Abrahams (Free Transfer to Newport County): Abrahams also part of the 2017 Norwich City transfers, although his fee was much smaller. Despite his time with the club, he has never made a senior appearance although he did make 21 appearances for the youth (U23) team. In the 2018-2019 season, he would go on loan to two separate League 2 clubs. Despite featuring 40 times, he scored six goals and added one assist. I think Abrahams will find another club outside of the top tiers in English football, but the club doesn’t think he’s up to their standard. Update: Abrams moved to Newport County.
Mason Bloomfield (Loan to Crawley Town): Bloomfield was a part of the 2018 Norwich City transfers. Despite only having joined in July, Bloomfield was just sent on his third loan spell. So far his journey has taken him to Scottish Premier League, Vanarama National League, and the Sky Bet Two. Bloomfield is progressing through the divisions; soon it will just be a matter of if he has enough potential to have a future with the club.
Matt Jarvis (Released): Nearly $4M would see Jarvis become one of the Norwich City transfers in January of 2016. However, Jarvis made only 21 appearances with two goals and an assist for the Norwich first team. After joining the club, he would manage only a few months before he would begin major injury struggles. Basically, the next three years would be lost due to a myriad of knee and ankle injuries. Finally, in January of 2019, he was healthy enough to go out on loan to Walsall though he would only play in half of the possible games. I think it’s likely the 33-year old is going to have to go down a few divisions if he can find a club that will take a risk on his injury history.
Carlton Morris (loan to Rotherham): Morris is a graduate of the Norwich youth system. The only Norwich City transfers he’s made are loan moves, and he’s made a number of them. He’s had six different loan spells with five different clubs. He’ll be out on loan to Rotherham in the League One for this season. He spent last season at Norwich, but he failed to make the team sheet even once. Perhaps it’s a little early, but I think that if Morris doesn’t transfer, he’ll likely be released in 2021 when his current deal ends.
Sean Raggett (loan to Portsmouth): Raggett is yet another member of the Norwich City transfers of 2017. He came in with a small transfer fee but looks destined to play for a lower-division team. He’s on loan again until thirty days before the end of his contract, which I don’t see being renewed. Perhaps Raggett can earn himself a deal with his loan club.
Last Updated: July 31, 2019