Transfer Window Review: Norwich City
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Five word review: God bless you, Rupert Murdoch.
In: Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Sporting Lisbon, £8.5m), Leroy Fer (FC Twente, £7m), Gary Hooper (Celtic, £5m), Martin Olsson (Blackburn, £2.5m), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham, £2.2m rising to £3.2m), Javier Garrido (Lazio, £1.275m), Carlo Nash (Stoke, Free), Johan Elmander (Galatasaray, Loan).
Out: Grant Holt (Wigan, £2m), James Vaughan (Huddersfield, £1m), Leon Barnett (Wigan, £500,000), Tom Adeyemi (Birmingham, Free), Lee Camp (WBA, Free), Olumide Durojaiye (Falkirk, Free), George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon), Simeon Jackson (Eintracht Braunschweig, Free), Chris Martin (Derby, Free), Korey Smith (Oldham, Free), Jed Steer (Aston Villa, Free), Marc Tierney (Bolton, Free), Elliott Ward (Bournemouth, Free), Declan Rudd (Preston, Loan), Andrew Surman (Bournemouth, Loan), Jacob Butterfield (Middlesbrough, Undisclosed).
Released: Ramil Sheriff.
– Worked early to make best possible use of the bumper new broadcast deal.
– Signed quality players you might have assumed were out of reach.
– Perhaps could have diverted a bit more money towards defensive areas of the team.