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Covid 19 Has Caused Panic In The Transfer Market According To Norwichs Sporting Director

As the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic continue to be felt, Norwich sports director Stuart Webber says there is “paranoia” surrounding the transfer market.
A few huge transactions have punctured an otherwise quiet window, with clubs still dealing with the financial fallout from the Covid epidemic.
Last week, Webber stated that the epidemic cost Norwich about PS35 million, and that the transfer of player of the season Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa was partly to balance the books.
Milot Rashica, Angus Gunn, and Pierre Lees-Melou have all signed permanent contracts with the Sky Bet Championship winners, while Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has joined on a season-long loan.
Billy Gilmour, a Scotland midfielder, will spend the season on loan with Norwich City from Chelsea.
Webber expects more business across the Premier League towards the conclusion of the transfer window as Norwich aim to maintain their top-flight position in the coming season. (Mike Egerton/PA) (PA Wire) Webber expects more business across the Premier League towards the end of the transfer window as Norwich look to retain their top-flight status in the coming season.
When asked if there would be any more incomings at Carrow Road, he said, “That depends on who is available and wants to come.”
“The market is incredibly slow throughout Europe, and we are a club that has done some of the most business, but we still feel like we have a lot of work to do.”
“I believe there is a sense of paranoia in the transfer market right now with Covid; the money has been hit, and people are worried about selling at the incorrect price and the player being worth a lot more in six weeks.”
“That paranoia can be felt in clubs, which I completely understand.”
We’ll look for players wherever and everywhere.
It’s all about being clever, not jumping in, and being patient.” I believe there is a sense of paranoia in the transfer market right now with Covid, as the money has undoubtedly been hit.
Stuart Webber Since being relegated from the Premier League two years ago, the Canaries have operated on a self-funding strategy, spending less than PS4 million.
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke, who signed a new four-year deal last week, led the team to an immediate return to the Premier League.
There have been cries for the team to spend more money in order to avoid another relegation battle, but Webber does not want the club to put short-term success ahead of long-term financial security.
“Anything you wish for must be carefully considered,” he added.
Emiliano Buendia moved to Aston Villa from Norwich earlier this summer.
“There are a lot of clubs playing League One football now that chased a dream, and as a football club, you have to accept where you are in the food chain,” says Mike Egerton.
“Just one side has a chance to win the Premier League, four have a chance to qualify for the Champions League, and two have a chance to qualify for Europe.”
“With all due respect to ourselves, there are far larger football clubs than us that have spent tens of millions of dollars and failed terribly.”
“I believe we spend a significant amount of time speaking with our fan base about what constitutes success for our club; we could deviate from those ideals, but then the connection would be lost.”

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