Norwich City, whose promotion to the Premier League is all but certain now, will work with a strictly limited transfer budget of £20 million in the summer.
That is according to The Daily Mail who report that the East Anglian club are determined not to follow the example of Fulham, who spent more than £100 million on new players following their own promotion last season, and yet failed to integrate them, and are heading straight back to the Championship with a vastly inflated wage bill.
Instead they intend to stick to the formula that has brought them success this season, with judicious value signings in the transfer market, and promoting youth from their academy system.
The club do not want to overstretch themselves, mindful that all players will qualify for automatic wage increases from qualifying for the Premier League. However, they are prepared to offer new improved deals to some of their brightest young stars like Max Aaarons and Ben Godfrey to try and fend off interest from other clubs.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.