Farke’s reaction to transfer interest in Danel Sinani
PUBLISHED: 23:37 24 January 2020 | UPDATED: 23:37 24 January 2020
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Daniel Farke insists Norwich City are always on the look out for exciting young talent, after being linked with Luxembourg international Danel Sinani.
The City head coach stayed tight-lipped at Colney on mounting speculation the Canaries will sign the 22-year-old ahead of next week's transfer deadline.
But the left-sided attacker would appear to fit the profile for City's astute recruitment model, under sporting director Stuart Webber.
Sinani has notched 21 goals in 26 club appearances for F91 Dudelange, including four goals in the Europa League this season.
"We never comment on rumours. When there is something to speak about, we will," said Farke. "There are always two options during each and every window. One is to improve the quality immediately, and we've done this with the transfers of Lukas Rupp and Ondrej Duda, who were pretty important in the last games already.
"Secondly, we also have to be open for some projects, younger players, who can help us in the mid to long term. Stuart is doing a fantastic job and he will stay awake if there is something we can do to improve the squad. His job is to develop this club on the mid to long term basis as well, so we are always open to something."
City still have a loan option available ahead of next week's deadline.
"We will stay awake and if there is something to help us improve our chances of staying in this league it's our task to check the possibility," said Farke. "But it makes no sense just to bring another body in. Maybe that would have made sense from the middle of August to December, when we had unbelievable problems at centre back or up front.
"It should be a player who improves us immediately. Realistically I don't expect this.
"To improve our squad we need to spend millions of pounds and we don't have millions of pounds. And for that, realistically, I don't expect any business. January is quite difficult, but when you have the opportunity to bring in a player of the quality of Duda or Rupp you do it.
"They've proved already that they definitely can help. It does feel the heat around the transfer hype has come down a bit in this window, compared to other years.
"Perhaps clubs are now starting to realise it is not solely about spending money to be successful. Of course it helps when you can attract quality players but January is a tricky market and I can understand why clubs are careful."