Neil Adams - Norwich City will be ready to pounce for transfer targets

Norwich boss Neil Adams is keeping tabs on City's transfer targets from their Italian training base. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich boss Neil Adams is keeping tabs on City's transfer targets from their Italian training base. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
7:24 AM

Neil Adams may be out in Italy but Norwich City will not be caught napping in their transfer market dealings.

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The Canaries’ boss and technical director Ricky Martin are in constant contact with chief executive David McNally from their Chatillon Saint Vincent training base in northern Italy during the nine-day stay.

Norwich missed out on Coventry striker Callum Wilson, who opted to join Championship rivals Bournemouth, as they looked to bring in further attacking reinforcements alongside Lewis Grabban and Kyle Lafferty earlier this summer.

City have yet to make any further additions ahead of the Championship kick-off at Wolves on August 10 but Adams revealed the groundwork had stepped up a gear in recent days.

“Just because we are abroad doesn’t mean a transfer can not happen. You are only a phone call away,” he said. “In that sense it could happen any day.

“We have the feelers out, we are constantly looking, we’re on the iPads out here watching players and we have scouts out looking at the games now the pre-season friendlies are getting into full swing.

“I keep saying it but if we can do something and it is right for us then we will do it.”

Adams will put the majority of City’s 24-man squad through their paces on Wednesday evening during an open training session for travelling supporters in place of the second scheduled game of their tour against Livorno which has bee shelved.

The Norwich boss made his feelings clear regarding the standard of opposition following City’s opening tour match against a select side which turned into a 13-0 practice rout, but with a game on Friday against French Ligue One side SC Bastia to round off the trip Adams insists City’s training camp will carry lasting benefits.

“This is a fantastic place and everyone who has come out here can see that,” he said. “It is important you get away and build that spirit and you can see how well the players are getting along. They were taking the mickey out of each other in the stands during the game, but I accept it is important we prepare right and we have tougher tests than we have had so far.”

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11 comments

  • Wasn't there a character called Alf Tuppper or something similar wlo ran for England when not playing football for his local team. Can't remember which comic, but great stuff as I recall!

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    Igno Rance

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Good to see that Adams and his merry men are enjoying their vacation in Italy. But aren't pre season games all about conditioning and tactics. Suppose beating Taverna teams 13-0 could be classed as such. Not by professional well run clubs though.

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    norman hall

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Anyone up for an afternoon pint or two before either of next weeks friendly games?

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    waclor

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Lincs, thinking of `Roy of the Rovers`, doesn`t Lafferty look a bit like that nice Roy Keane? I hope he is as evil as he looks when it comes to beating up opposition defences! There were precursors of Hyacinth & Stevie Fry in those old comics. Lord Snooty and his Friends. I`d prefer a few Bash Street Kids, the likes of Holty.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Neil and Ricky are in constant contact with McN. What about thingy from Fulham, the Head of Recruitment. Surely it's his busy season.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Interesting that we have scouts out watching the pre-season friendlies. Other clubs scouts watching our friendlies won't have had much joy

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Hope your team has room for Roy of the Rovers and his mate Blackie, MB. Didn't they start off in Victor before becoming a comic in their own right. A bit like Hoots. I also seem to recall Topper and Beezer but who were the heroes?. Think there was there a Ginger but can't recall he had much interest in football. A bit like Hoots. And didn't one comic feature the cat and canary. That would do for goalkeeper and winger.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Or Desperate Dan. Why not a Disparity of Dans?

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • It`s sometimes a bit like reading the Beezer, the Eagle or the Dandy on here. A combination of jolly juvenility and "read next week`s exciting episode". I`m off for lashings of Cow Pie and a beer with the Mekon. He`s a closet Ipswich supporter and is green with envy, sitting in his little blue inc0ntinence bowl. We should sign Dan Dare.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • No fact behind this, just a gut feeling, but im getting the feeling we wont see anymore signings (provided we keep a majority of the currenty squad bar the 3 B's).this window. If we do it will be 2 young loan signings from Premier League Clubs. Someone like a Nick Powell from Man United and a defensive loan too. Obviously if we suddenly lose Redmond, Fer etc....to big money moves we may see some substantial signings appear (as long as we dont lose those mentioned players 1 hour before the window shuts!)

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Does an open session for travelling supporters mean sticking on a pair of boots and training with the squad Neil .......... you could well find the next signing right there in Chatillon Saint Vincent .......... OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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