Farke on the size of City’s transfer kitty

Daniel Farke is realistic about Norwich City's potential transfer window activity Picture: Michael S

Daniel Farke is realistic about Norwich City's potential transfer window activity Picture: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd

Daniel Farke is not lobbying Norwich City’s top brass to spend big in this month’s transfer window to boost the Canaries’ Premier League survival hopes.

Farke insists City may even keep their powder dry if prospective targets are too pricy.

Philip Heise was the only senior addition 12 months ago, and Farke is predicting another quiet spell when it comes to potential incomings.

"Anyone who thinks we are willing to spend an unbelievable amount of money, I would say no chance," he said. "We won't spend money in a stupid way. If we had unbelievable financial opportunities available we would have done this in the summer.

"It could also be there is no business at all during this transfer window.

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"We work on a few topics but without any pressure. If you asked me then my wish would be to strengthen the squad in many areas but I'm realistic enough and committed enough to know about our financial opportunities, and for that you won't see me crying for more quality.

"I will work with the tools I have. There's not one position where we are thinking we definitely need a back up or to strengthen in this particular position in the squad."

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Farke is no fan of the January scramble and admits City's lowly league status is another negative factor in play. Norwich head to Manchester United this weekend bottom of the pile.

"You can be sure players also watch the table and will be working out the possibilities of Norwich staying in this league or the danger of relegation," he said. "We can't guarantee right now we will be in the Premier League next season, which adds another complication into an already difficult market.

"The easiest way is always in the summer because there are more options and it is a bit cheaper and you can attract players a lot easier.

"In January all that is more tricky because if a player wants to leave a club it is probably because they are not playing, so they are not in their rhythm, or from the business point of view it is more expensive.

"Loans can be easier to do but I would say it's a second choice to go for a loan player because there is a question mark about the commitment or the desire of a player.

"If you have to be creative and bring in a loan then you do but it makes more sense to bring in your own players for the future."

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