Norwich City boss Neil Adams is ready to play hard ball with Premier League predators

Nathan Redmond is a key man for Norwich City boss Nathan Redmond. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Nathan Redmond is a key man for Norwich City boss Nathan Redmond. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Monday, September 1, 2014
8:54 AM

Norwich City boss Neil Adams is warning the Canaries will play hard ball with any Premier League predators looking to snatch his key men on transfer deadline day.

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Nathan Redmond was touted with a £9m move to Southampton over the weekend after Gary Hooper had been linked to a posse of top flight clubs ahead of Monday’s 11pm deadline, but Adams insisted following City’s 1-1 Championship draw against Bournemouth any exits will only be on the Canaries’ terms.

“It has to be right for us,” he said. “We are in a fortunate position we don’t have to sell but when the money goes up to certain levels then business can happen. That applies to any player. We are pleased that we can say, ‘No thanks’ if we feel it is not right. At the minute there is no firm offers.”

Adams is still in the market for central defensive reinforcements. Arsenal’s Ignasi Miquel reportedly passed his medical on Monday morning ahead of a proposed deadline day move to the Canaries. Norwich have also been touted with a deal for Swindon Town’s highly-rated midfielder Louis Thompson with reports on Monday claiming City have struck a deal that could rise to £1.3m with the teenager returning to the Country Ground on loan for the rest of this season.

“There are lots of them (names) and sometimes you are just waiting for the nod with players. Defence is an area we are looking and if it happens, fine, if not I am pleased with what we have got,” said Adams. “Defence, as we know, is the area we are may want to strengthen. I feel we are okay at the minute but you have to be aware of injuries and suspensions that might come further down the line. We have to be ready and if we can do anything we will, and we’ll be working right up until the deadline.”

Seb Bassong, Luciano Becchio and Andrew Surman have all been mooted with close-season exits, with Surman heavily linked to the Cherries after his successful loan stint last season.

“There are some who are featuring less than others and ones we certainly don’t want to lose,” said Adams. “We are now entering the final day or two and I wouldn’t be surprised if situations do present themselves, but I want to reiterate we are trying to add to the squad.”

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25 comments

  • Wiv, just spotted your comment, cold off the press. Now, -273K = -546C. That is cold. Stop the world...

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Nathan Redmond is still here, and he`s still `Norwich City boss`. The same thing happened with Hughton & Robert; the big difference being Robert really WAS the Boss...

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Bald Canary - reference `upsetting` people, it depends on who you upset. Somebody once expressed the wish that a fellow poster should cease to live. Archie was quite happy with that. The victim might not`ve been one of Archie`s favourites, I suppose... Your postings are good stuff, BC. Persevere! Igno\Wiv; I`ve played mixed hockey. Terrifying. Also mixed lacrosse - even more dangerous.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • warming up to -273*K now thats an achievement, even for Paddy

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • No Cutty no, mixed hockey is a suggestion that could only come from someone who for an inexplicable reason hates you. I have the scars to prove it! Cage fighting is a far less dangerous activity.

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    Igno Rance

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Cutty , yes , the cricket thing, but try hockey,when the teams are mixed.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Any chance Archie of getting reinstated, posted two articles on here in recent days and been ignored, surely someone hasent reported me for upsetting them, really?

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    Bald Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Wiv - Zero Kelvin? -273 degC. Paddy`s warming up to that. I wish I could tell you I had a BSc (Hons) in Physics, but it wouldn`t be true. Not quite. I was quite concerned to learn that NA has orchitis. No point in playing with them, Neil. They won`t get any softer. If anybody tells you otherwise, it`s bollox.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Wivenhoebudgie, mare or mud it's up to you. Archant can't be checking these comments today, Redders is still the gaffer.

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    WsM Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • This entire website appears to have disrupted diodes today . . . . .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I shall be glad when it's all finally over , getting like some mad game of musical chairs now . Hard to remember who is a player here now and who isn't . Surveillance reports that Sammy Urquart's squat form was seen hunched over a bucket of whitening in the Groundsmans grim Godown at Colney earlier , gazing out with an aggrieved expression as the gentle E.Anglian mizzle gently washed away his morning's toil , so no apparent bid yet from 'Arry at QPR . The gang-mowers stand cold and still , so either Seb Bassong is on his way , or he's on a sicky .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I shall be glad when it's all finally over , getting like some mad game of musical chairs now . Hard to remember who is a player here now and who isn't . Surveillance reports that Sammy Urquart's squat form was seen hunched over a bucket of whitening in the Groundsmans grim Godown at Colney earlier , gazing out with an aggrieved expression as the gentle E.Anglian mizzle gently washed away his morning's toil , so no apparent bid yet from 'Arry at QPR . The gang-mowers stand cold and still , so either Seb Bassong is on his way , or he's on a sicky .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I shall be glad when it's all finally over , getting like some mad game of musical chairs now . Hard to remember who is a player here now and who isn't . Surveillance reports that Sammy Urquart's squat form was seen hunched over a bucket of whitening in the Groundsmans grim Godown at Colney earlier , gazing out with an aggrieved expression as the gentle E.Anglian mizzle gently washed away his morning's toil , so no apparent bid yet from 'Arry at QPR . The gang-mowers stand cold and still , so either Seb Bassong is on his way , or he's on a sicky .

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    Bring on Foggo

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Brew of course less than zero is possible, Divott and temperature scales spring to mind immediately

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • WsM is the M for Mare or Mud ? Its just that I spent a while in Wiltshire and the WsM was mud

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Reference Divot, it shows that "less than zero" is possible. Is Padster trying to get below Absolute Zero? Has LYB caught up yet? You are wasted, LincsCan. In the nicest possible meaning of the expression.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I can vouch for that wiven I was a coward at cricket. In contact sports you can get your own back but with cricket you have to grin and bear it. Or is that gin and beer it.

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    cutty

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • p.s. please add an 'm' in there somewhere.

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    cutty

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • LincsCan, you are a Star.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • wivenhoebudgie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Igno ref your question fro a previous page; no I'm not there, in fact some people might say that even on a good day I'm only half there.

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    cutty

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • I would like to endorse these as the most entertaining first three comments I've ever seen on here.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Wasn't Rueday Tuesday a Stones' song?

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    la barbe

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Nearly threw a "Gerry Mannion" at the screen when confronted once more with "touted". However by the end of the article it had not appeared again and we ended with three players being "mooted". What was that song, "you say touted, I say mooted, touted, mooted, mooted, touted, let's call the whole thing off." Aaaargh. PS, any late late oil burners posting in to the small hours? Of course, Michigan and California will be having tea around then. I'll have a chat with them. Let's hope Manic Monday does not morph in to Rueday Tuesday.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • Norwich City boss Nathan Redmond? Has Adams gone to Southampton for 'an undisclosed fee'

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    WsM Canary

    Monday, September 1, 2014

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