Farke reveals the next phase of City’s transfer plans
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Norwich City will now target some streetwise operators in the transfer market to bolster Daniel Farke’s Championship plans, after recruiting an influx of fresh talent.
Kieran Dowell was the latest youngster unveiled earlier this week following his move from Everton but Farke knows the path back to the Premier League relies on bringing in players who are ready to hit the ground running.
“We also need to have some proper experienced signings with a bit higher guarantee that they deliver on the top class level,” he said, in a wide-ranging interview on the club’s official site. “That’s what we are looking for regarding the financial possibilities we have and if they can help us in the mid and long term, we’re focused on that type of transfer.
“It’s brilliant to have these young lads with potential, but it won’t be enough to promote them. They have a great club in terms of trust, giving them time and a stage to develop.
“Yes, it’s important to be proactive and not under pressure. One key topic will be to keep our best players and we’re in a good position because we don’t have any financial problems at all. Our scouting and recruitment are always aware of young talent and it’s important not to put too much pressure on them.
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“If we sign four or five young talents from lower tiers or tiers abroad like the Luxembourg league, the second tier in France or League One or League Two, you won’t expect them to immediately be the best player in their position.
“If one of these five signings is capable of having the breakthrough, then everything was right. We have to be careful in praising them too much too early. We will give them the time, they will have a good stage in order to present themselves.
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“We’ll create a surrounding where if they are hard working and fully focused, they have everything in order to grow, improve and develop. Hopefully they will, but the core group will always be together and we need to keep our best players.”
Dowell, along with Sebastian Soto, Matthew Dennis and Bali Mumba were announced earlier this week, following on from the arrivals of Jacob Sorensen and Przemyslaw Placheta.
Those six arrivals join previous signings Sam McCallum, Melvin Sitti and Danel Sinani at Carrow Road as City plot a Championship fightback.