Norwich City in the market for a quality signing confirms Daniel Farke after Yanic Wildschut’s loan exit

PUBLISHED: 20:23 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 21:43 19 July 2018

Daniel Farke is counting the days to his second crack at the Championship Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke is counting the days to his second crack at the Championship Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Daniel Farke is sad to see Yanic Wildschut leave but admitted after Norwich City’s 1-1 German tour finale against VfL Wolfsburg it does open up a spot to attract a ‘quality’ signing.

The Norwich and Wolfsburg players shake hands before the friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium in Barsinghausen Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesThe Norwich and Wolfsburg players shake hands before the friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium in Barsinghausen Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wildschut sealed a season long loan move to Championship rivals Bolton on the eve of the friendly draw in Barsinghausen.

Farke, speaking at the club’s training base on this trip, had made it clear he expected a final flourish to the summer transfer window.

The City chief reiterated after watching his side hold the Bundesliga outfit on Thursday evening they are ready to pounce if the right player becomes available.

Christoph Zimmermann leads the inquest for City after Wolfsburg's equaliser 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesChristoph Zimmermann leads the inquest for City after Wolfsburg's equaliser Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“It was always in our head a bit to send him out on loan again after the Cardiff spell. It didn’t work out for him there,” said Farke. “We got the feeling we have brought in many offensive players and we want the group a bit smaller.

“We thought there wouldn’t be that many chances for Yanic to be involved. I am a little sad because he is one of the nicest guys I have worked with.

“He is always in a good mood and to be honest he offers something with his pace and he can create situations with his crazy dribbling. We wish him all the best and hope he has a successful team at Bolton.

City midfielder Tom Trybull competes with Max Arnold of Wolfsburg 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesCity midfielder Tom Trybull competes with Max Arnold of Wolfsburg Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“Of course it opens up a space in the squad and we have spoken about how we are not 100pc done. We are looking for perhaps one or two additions.

“But I stress it wasn’t a case we had to send Yanic out on loan to do something.

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Dennis Srbeny at full stretch for the Canaries against Wolfsburg Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesDennis Srbeny at full stretch for the Canaries against Wolfsburg Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“We feel the squad needs to be a little bit smaller and this is part of that.

“In general, much of our business is done, we don’t need to force anything but if there is quality out there then we are in a position to maybe bring people in.”

Farke refused to dwell on the late concession from a set piece after Onel Hernadez had put his side in front.

Jeffrey Bruma of Wolfsburg and Teemu Pukki of Norwich in action Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesJeffrey Bruma of Wolfsburg and Teemu Pukki of Norwich in action Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“A brilliant result for us against a German giant,” he said. “We were there with a really good performance in the first half.

“We wanted to press high and use counter attacks and our idea worked. We had periods when we were able to create situations. We deserved to be in the lead at half-time. Wolfsburg brought in a new team then but we wanted to give our lads more minutes.

“They were a bit tired and the pressure increased but we had a chance to earn a determining goal with Tom Trybull, who was close to a penalty. They scored from a set piece but I felt there was a foul in the build up.

Felix Passland, centre, and Kenny McLean keep a close eye on Josip Brekalo of Wolfsburg
 Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesFelix Passland, centre, and Kenny McLean keep a close eye on Josip Brekalo of Wolfsburg Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

“I can only praise the lads for this performance.”

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke, right, and VfL Wolfsburg head coach Bruno Labbadia catch up ahead of kick-off Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesNorwich head coach Daniel Farke, right, and VfL Wolfsburg head coach Bruno Labbadia catch up ahead of kick-off Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Dennis Srbeny, right, congratulates Onel Hernandez after his early goal against Wolfsburg Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus ImagesDennis Srbeny, right, congratulates Onel Hernandez after his early goal against Wolfsburg Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

The traveling Norwich fans during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen
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William of VfL Wolfsburg and James Husband of Norwich in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen
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19/07/2018William of VfL Wolfsburg and James Husband of Norwich in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 19/07/2018

William of VfL Wolfsburg and James Husband of Norwich in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen
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19/07/2018William of VfL Wolfsburg and James Husband of Norwich in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 19/07/2018

Phillip Menzel of VfL Wolfsburg and Dennis Srbeny of Norwich in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen
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19/07/2018Phillip Menzel of VfL Wolfsburg and Dennis Srbeny of Norwich in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 19/07/2018

Ben Marshall of Norwich and Yannick Gerhardt of VfL Wolfsburg in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen
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19/07/2018Ben Marshall of Norwich and Yannick Gerhardt of VfL Wolfsburg in action during the Friendly match at August Wenzel Stadium, Barsinghausen Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 19/07/2018

The traveling Norwich fans during the Pre-season Friendly match at Stadium Laumeskamp, Delbruck.
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