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Monday, July 23, 2012
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is prepared to play the long game in pursuit of Leeds’ captain Robert Snodgrass and the rest of his transfer targets.
Hughton confirmed after the Canaries 3-2 opening pre-season friendly defeat to Hertha Berlin in Austria that there had no been further developments in the on-going bid to recruit Snodgrass.
Leeds confirmed last week they had rejected an initial Norwich offer for the Scotland international, who is about to enter the final year of his current contract and has yet to sign a new Elland Road deal.
Snodgrass was left out of Leeds opening pre-season game at Farsley on Friday manager Neil Warnock saying he had a tight hamstring. The midfielder was scheduled to travel to Cornwall yesterday with the rest of the squad for a mini west country tour, but Hughton predicts a busy end to the summer.
As far as I know there havent been any developments. I can only leave that to the powers that be, said Hughton. Everybody now is aware that we have made a bid for him. Leeds have come out with that with regards to their thoughts and feelings on the matter but, as I say, I can only leave that to the important people at the club.
With any players you identify and wish to bring to the club you would rather do it sooner than later. In most occasions that is not the case particularly in this league and hence if you look at the amount of business the Premier League clubs have done up until now it is not massive and there is no doubt over the next few weeks and certainly the last couple of weeks of the window possibly the bulk of business will be done.
Chris Hughton admitted Norwich’s soft centre again contributed to their downfall as Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 5-1 Premier League win on Wednesday night at Anfield.