Will Nigel spend money sensibly?

Nigel Worthington could take his spending to £15 million if he is successful in capturing his targets in the transfer window. In bringing in 48 players, Worthington has spent nearly £10.5 million on transfer fees alone going into his sixth year as boss at Carrow Road and £3 million-rated Cameron Jerome and £1 million-rated Greg Halford could increase that spending.

Nigel Worthington could take his spending to £15 million if he is successful in capturing his targets in the transfer window.

In bringing in 48 players, Worthington has spent nearly £10.5 million on transfer fees alone going into his sixth year as boss at Carrow Road and £3 million-rated Cameron Jerome and £1 million-rated Greg Halford could increase that spending.

This list of his buys does not include signing on fees, wages or money dished out to players who were dumped before the end of their contract and therefore paid off.

But Worthington has also recouped a large chunk of that cash through the sales of Dean Ashton (£7m to West Ham), Damien Francis (£1.5m to Wigan Athletic) and Mattias Jonson (£700,000 to Djurgarden).


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t 2000/01

Zema Abbey: £350,000

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Gary Holt: £100,000

Adam Drury: £500,000

Paul Peschisolido: Loan

t 2001/02

Clint Easton: £100,000

Paul Crichton: £150,000

Mark Rivers: £500,000

Neil Emblen: £500,000

Marc Libbra: Free

David Nielsen: Loan then £200,000

Andy Roberts: Loan

Trevor Benjamin: Loan

t 2002/03

Paul Heckingbottom: Free

Nicky Southall: Loan

Keith Briggs: £65,000

David Healy: Loan

Leigh Bromby: Loan

t 2003/04

Jim Brennan: Free

Damien Francis: £240,000

Marc Edworthy: Free

Elvis Hammond: Loan

Darren Huckerby: Loan then £750,000

Peter Crouch: Loan

Kevin Harper: Loan

Leon McKenzie: £325,000

Mathias Svensson: £50,000

Kevin Cooper: Loan

t 2004/05

Paul Gallacher: Free

David Bentley: Season loan

Youssef Safri: £500,000

Simon Charlton: £250,000

Thomas Helveg: Free

Darren Ward: Free

Mattias Jonson: £800,000

Gary Doherty: £750,000

Dean Ashton: £3 million

Graham Stuart: Free

t 2005/06

Matthieu Louis-Jean: Swap deal

Jason Jarrett: Free

Peter Thorne: Free

Jurgen Colin: £250,000

Andy Hughes: £500,000

Dean Marney: Season loan

Kevin Lisbie: Loan

Calum Davenport: Loan

Dickson Etuhu: Loan then £450,000

David Wright: Loan

Carl Robinson: Loan then £50,000

t Danny Bloomfield was given a one-year contract in May 2001 but never figured in the first team squad.

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