RUMOUR MILL: Mark Hughes confirms Norwich City’s Nathan Redmond is a transfer target

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes confirmed on Tuesday Norwich City's Nathan Redmond is a player he is interested in. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Stoke City boss Mark Hughes confirmed on Tuesday Norwich City's Nathan Redmond is a player he is interested in. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
3:51 PM

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has confirmed he wants to bring Norwich City’s young starlet Nathan Redmond to the Britannia Stadium.

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Hughes revealed on Tuesday afternoon his club had made contact with the Canaries over the availability of the England Under-21 international, following fresh reports on Monday of a firm £5m move after an earlier summer enquiry was reportedly knocked back.

“There is an interest there. He is a good young player, a player that we like but he is not our player,” Hughes told Skysports. “He is Norwich’s player and they are well within their rights to retain the players that are under contract to them. There is nothing moving on that one at the moment so we just have to bide our time.”

Stoke begin their Premier League campaign this weekend at home to Aston Villa and Hughes is looking to add to the likes of Bojan, Steve Sidwell, Phil Bardsley and Mame Biram Diouf who have all moved to the Potteries over the close season.

Stoke are believed to have renewed their interest after encountering problems trying to tie up the permanent signing of Liverpool’s £7m-rated Moroccan international Oussama Assaidi.

Hughes’ club and top flight rivals Southampton were previously linked with the 20-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes in a more advanced role for the Canaries during Sunday’s 1-0 Championship defeat at Wolves.

Redmond arrived at Norwich 12 months ago from boyhood club Birmingham and was also touted with Swansea City in the January transfer window, although the attacking midfielder made it clear at the time he saw his future at Carrow Road.

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36 comments

  • Im with jigs69 earlier comment. Just play 2 normal strikers, or one striker and another holding midfielder if the game dictates, but stop this nonsense right now, weve had 2 seasons of it and its getting a bit much. Get Martin out and Bennett in and for all our wingers we have start playing some of them on the wings, then at least we can debate the game and players without the manager sideshow

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    Jimhow

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • A brilliant young talent is Redmond, but lets not overlook the fact that he is still learning his trade. From what I can see his most effective position is on the wing where he has licence to run at defences. He was almost obsolete in last Sundays game, but that was because the formation didn't suit his natural abilities. Adams will no-doubt want to keep him but to get the best out of him Redmond needs to be played in his natural position.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • ... I think it was called "Wholly Ghosts" or "God Only Nos". Or perhaps that was the flip side thrown in for free. Hey! Let`s not let our happy season be marred by thoughts of The Miserable Mancs...

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Swiss - reference The Smiths. I once submitted a lyric to Morrissey`s production company. In a true Archie fashion, they rejected it. Reason: "Too miserable". ;-) Sorry, :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • A trend throughout all the boards is that we are playing players out of position, this is my biggest concern as it is deja-vu from last season. For me the jury is still out on NA as manager but the next few games will reveal whether he will go onto to be a success or not, I certainly hope the former otherwise we will be dicing with relegation come season end. In the case of Redmond, he plays well for country, as others have highlighted, hence he has the potential to be a game changer here therefore I would look to the board to keep him. If the board are looking at the coffers when it comes to decision making they would well to listen to the old adage, you need to speculate to accumulate, not too much speculation of late. I looked on Sunday's game as NA first one, yes I know he had the games last season, but for me he has now had the time to assess the squad's ability and also frame of mind, hence the time to change what was needing to be changed. If after the run out down the A140 we are still bemoaning the quality and the results then the board will need to act swiftly. OTBC

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    Jakarta (ex-Singapore) Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Agree Malaga. Ditch the diamond and play it simple. Our only summer signings were Grabban and Lafferty and all summer the assumption was they were the front pairing. NA even lamented how injury denied him the chance to play them together in friendlies. Then we kick off at Wolves and Lafferty is on the bench. As for Redmond he is work in progress and a talent wanted by Prem clubs. Why get rid? He is a natural for one of the wing roles to feed the twin strikeforce, let's use him there.

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    Lincs Canary

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Without doubt Adams got it totally wrong on Sunday, pairing Grabban and Redmond. The worry is that it took him so long to make the obvious change and bring on Lafferty. No, I am not calling for his head like some. Just that he needs to do the simple things like playing players in their best positions. I fear sometimes managers and coaches get far too technical and get sidetracked with their chalkboards and clipboards! I was listening to Five Live this evening and Harry Redknapp was talking sense when asked about formations he ended up by saying "whatever formations you play, it is the quality of the players that matter most". The key was, he said, to only use formations that suited the players best. Adams needs to clear his head, simply look at what he's got in the squad and play everyone to their strengths. On Saturday that means pairing either Hooper or Lafferty with Grabban and putting Redmond on one of the wings and using a system which allows us to attack at pace down both flanks. To that end I do not rate the diamond formation with the players we have but would prefer a more conventional 4-4-2. Just my opinion...

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Towngirl? I said Towngirl?? Sorry I missed your result against Crawley old fruit? How did you do? Do tell? We're all just dying to know? "Massive" club like 1p5wich with 17,000 fans? Imagine you won quite convincingly? ....

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Redmond has proved the point playing England youth sides, he should be employed as a winger with two out and out forwards, when has this happened at NCFC? It is pretty obvious he is useful at least, if not why are premierships speculating on bids, do you see that with Pilkington, Surman, etc - no!! Norwich were one of fancied promotion contenders with the bookies due to the squad, especially Fer, Ruddy, Redmond, etc. If the eleven on the field on Sunday was our best eleven we would be 331 for promotion!! Yes Redmond was playing but the overall shape was wrong, we should be going out to win these games. I am not despairing as we nearly have the squad, especially if Bassong get's involved, but we need to get the tactics and formation right. I am the eternal sceptic and believe if we had squeezed a victory Fer & Hooper would be on their way but that performance must have shocked the board!! If these players do go we will be a bottom half side at best. This is not negativity but reality, but if Fer, Redmond & Hooper stay with the addition of O'Neill we do have a strong squad. OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Townman, Interesting gem of wit there. Have you any more or is that you spent for the month? I always wonder why folk like you troll real football teams' sites. Try getting a girlfriend, or failing that any sort of friend.

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    PaulWho

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Saw a jack russell at the park today playing with a ball, obviously happy to run but clueless as to the purpose, was it Redmond in disguise? Just get rid, we have two Murphy's who deserve the chance now. Redmond has had his chance being named in most games for the last year but still cannot cross or shoot accurately. We have better on the bench already.

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    crombie boy

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Let's have a midfielder or two getting into the area and looking to score as well.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Nathan should have been given squad number 7 and used as a right winger. He has said that's his preferred position, there's no Snoddy-the-left-peg-wonder to stand in his way so he can use his pace to turn the left back inside out and get him sent off. I wonder where that idea came from.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • A pound coin was thrown onto the pitch at Portaloo Road. Police are trying to determine whether it was a missile or a takeover bid.

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Townman wouldn't you just love to have 35p to spend then you could buy yourself a personality.

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    Egyptian canary

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Reading these pages and listening to Canary Call, I wonder why those famous miserablists, The Smiths came from Manchester and not Norwich. Just as I am about to despair, up pops Townman, to remind us why we shouldn't feel so bad after all.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • While we continue to pursue the same mis-guided formations Redmond will not shine. Lafferty & Grabban should have started up front against Wolves with Redmond on the wing. Then Johnson, Tettey and one of Wes, Surman and EB. Redmond is worth £10 million at least in the right position. The premiership sides know Redmond is a winger, why don't we!! OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Redmond has not played well for NCFC, but he has been outstanding on occasions for England U21s. This should tell us quite a bit. There is potential if coached well, and played in his natural position. Based on his England perfromances, he should be a bargain under 10M for the right manager.

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    MichiganCanary

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • After Sunday's generally pathetic and lacklustre performance , we might as well sell him . And use the money to buy some of those players out there who can play football , and who want to . The only place NCFC seem to shine is in places like lonely Alpine valleys ( Valle-de-Aosta Groundsmens All-Stars ) and when playing teams from the Essex Sunday Premier League ( Braintree )

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    Bring on Foggo

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • If Redmond is in the shop window then playing him down the middle on Sunday certainly won't have increased his value! I just hope Adams now realises that any threat Redmond poses is when he's going down the flanks because his pace does worry defenders. However, the young man needs some good coaching and moving away may give him that - and the chance to play with better players. As things stand I can't see he has made any significant improvements to his game. Moving on, I cannot fathom what has happened to Bassonga. Like Hoolahan he may have fallen foul of Hughton. If so he should have taken a leaf out of Wes's book, turned his back on the past and knuckled down to a new regime. Becchio is a different situation because he hasn't even been given a chance. If he is fit and if he is up for it then surely he would have been a better partner for Grabban on Sunday? I still cannot understand why Adams did not start with Grabban and Lafferty, though. They look like they can work well together.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • McNally realises that this game is a business rather than a sport. So selling Redmond would be good business if someone is prepared to pay 6 million plus. After his last Norwich performance, that seems a good price for a talent which does not translate into a game changing presence . Get the MONEY while it is there to be got. Grab the money. McNally knows this makes sense. MONEY!

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    kenfoggo

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • If other clubs in the Premiership are willing to shell out for Redmond then it suggests you're missing something, which doesn't come as a big surprise to me based on the general standard of comments here, with a few exceptions.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • He`s always like that, Winger. I sometimes wonder if he`s not terribly bright. He needs a good coach & mentor. He is on record as being an admirer of Hughton. Back to the brightness issue...

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Can't defend, poor goals tally, looks good but doesn't deliver. Think CH started him too young in the Prem. If we can get the right price then move him on. Good for the future but we can't afford to turn down silly money. Should also let the FA know about MH tapping up our players. He was clearly distracted on Sunday!!

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    Winger63

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • With apologies to the late Del Shannon - "Here he comes, that little Town tvverp..."

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Who left the door open? there's another one of those tiny town midges in here again.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Get as much money as you can for him then sell him, replace him with Murphy.....sorted

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    Colby Army!

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • As I said before 35p and you should snap there hands off or you could go all way and sell your 2 bit team for a pound

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    Townman

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • As I said before 35p and you should snap there hands off or you could go all way and sell your 2 bit team for a pound

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    Townman

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Either play him on the right wing, where he can do some damage, or let him go. Get Becchio, Hooper, Grabban, Lafferty and Loza working as a strikeforce in any combination and stop faffing about with players in the wrong position. It's doing my head in!

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    jigs69

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Reckon he'll for £6M with a few add ons. Then Neil will be forced to play proper strikers up front. Managers get stubborn with their experiments, give it time and so on, best all round if he goes, and good luck to him.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • .....He will not be a great loss to us if his contribution on Sunday is anything to go by!....On a more serious note!!...Is anyone else having a big blank under the weather where Norwich City stories were on the EEN site...or has Paddy and his boys got the day off?.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Yes Colin they all do it it's laughable when they say " I can't talk about another clubs player" and still carry on doing just that. Anyway MH should be told to go forth with such an offer. Surely we must start at double that and then talk add ons beyond that. We must not be goaded by those who see us as " little ole Narwich" from out in the sticks.

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    Egyptian canary

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • tappety tap, tappety tap ........... yes Mr Hughes stop tapping up our players, quite underhand .......... stick a £10m bid down or quietly disappear

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    nevermindthedanger

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • Let him go, £7.5m & add ons and I'd be happy. Actually, I'd be ecstatic, haven't rated him at all in the Yellow and Green.

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    ToxicGasWarningSystem

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  • I love how managers are always like "Yes I like him and would like to sign him, but I'm not going to talk about another club's player". Er, too late!

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    Colin

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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