Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has warned clubs looking to sign some of the Canaries’ top stars that a fee of at least £30m will be needed to prise them away.
The Yellows have had a fine year and head back to the Premier League in great shape, with them now looking to build this summer and ensure they stay in the top flight for several years to come.
It’s a well-run club that is financially sound and that has laid the foundations to mean that they are in a position of strength when it comes to clubs looking to sign their players.
And, that said, it’s clear that whoever comes in for them will need to be willing to spend big.
Speaking to the BBC, Webber explained:
“If we do sell one, it’s going to be a club-record deal.
“It’s probably going to start with a number three in front of it and that will give us great opportunities to maybe make the whole better as well. We’re really relaxed on that front.”
Webber’s comments are testament to how well-run Norwich City is as a football club.
They get their good players on good contracts so they’re not at risk of leaving on the cheap and then they keep themselves financially afloat so they don’t have to sell themselves short when it comes to a player moving on.
They’re in a great position now where they could either keep their top players or make a killing in selling them and then reinvest that cash, either way it looks set to be a productive summer for them.