Norwich City are not expecting to do anymore business in this transfer window, Daniel Farke told the assembled media at Colney during his pre-Newcastle presser on Friday lunchtime.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) January 31, 2020
The Canaries have been a lot busier in this window than many predicted, Mr Webber and Herr Farke included.
Ondrej Duda and Lukas Rupp have been brought in to help the first team in the here and now and both have shown enough already to make me think they have been decent acquisitions. Looking ahead, Sam McCallum was announced this morning and Melvin Sitti joined last week, both have been loaned back to their current clubs until the end of the season. Adam Idah will not go out on-loan and he will stay at Carrow Road.
”To sign someone who knows the league you have to spend a lot of money, so we have to be a bit creative. I’m pleased with this window. We allowed fringe players to leave and brought in two proper first-team players. Ondrej and Lukas have proven they can help us immediately.
“For the future, we’ve brought players with lots of potential. There was a lot of interest around Sam and Melvin, so it’s good they were willing to sign for us.”
Sitti looks like a replacement for Alex Tettey, who due to his advancing years seems unlikely to be given a new contract in the summer, and McCallum looks likely to replace Jamal Lewis when he eventually moves on.
Luxembourg international, Danel Sinani is rumoured to have signed a pre-contract with the Canaries to join them in the summer but there has been no official announcement from the club.
In terms of this weekend, the Premier League will start again with a trip to Newcastle that looks hugely important to Norwich. Having comfortably beaten Saturday’s hosts last August 3-1, the club’s respective results have gone in different directions than that day suggested they might. Having said that, the Magpies are only 14th in the table, so City must look upon this game as one that they must not lose and preferably they need to win.
Emi Buendia, Todd Cantwell and Ibrahim Amadou are all back in training again and it would be a big surprise if Cantwell and Buendia don’t start the game at St. James’ Park.
As I say, it’s another big game for the Canaries and if you’re going, make sure you sing your heart out and as always, safe travels.