Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has been speaking on the latest edition of Sky Sports’ EFL podcast about everything from the Championship, League One, and League Two, including a claim amid Norwich City’s promotion back to the Premier League.
However, the last time they were in the Premier League, they only spent £7.93m on transfers, but Goodman can see Norwich spending a bit more money this summer and recruiting better than they initially did.
He said: “I don’t think they really ever gave Daniel Farke a chance of Premier League survival with the recruitment that they did that summer.
“I expect things to be different this summer in terms of quality and net spend. I don’t expect them to break the bank because that’s not part of their model, that’s not part of their DNA, but I expect them to recruit well.
“I expect them to try and retain as many of those sought-after players. Although again, we acknowledge, and Norwich acknowledge, that if the right offer comes in for maybe one of them, possibly two of them, that they won’t have a choice really but to accept it. So it’s going to be an interesting summer.”
Do you think Norwich will be active in the transfer market?
Yes, we have to be
No, we will try with the same squad
TIF Thoughts on Norwich’s summer…
The likes of Emiliano Buendia and Todd Cantwell both have been linked with Premier League moves in the past, so it will be interesting to see if they both decide to move on or remain at Carrow Road now that the Canaries are back in the Premier League.
Their last top-flight campaign was a disaster, really, as they finished on just 21 points, but Goodman is clearly expecting Norwich to at least be stronger in the transfer market, which could be exciting for Canaries fans.
Certainly, we will be intrigued to see what Norwich do in the summer, and we hope that they have a good season next year.