Norwich City, ‘Could be a concern’ – Did Norwich City have a successful transfer window?

‘Could be a concern’ – Did Norwich City have a successful transfer window?

Norwich City have enjoyed a bright start to the season, only falling to their first defeat against Rotherham United at the weekend.

Norwich City’s away loss to a previously winless Rotherham came as a surprise given their undefeated start. However, all in all, the start to the campaign has been a positive one for David Wagner’s side as they sit in 5th with 10 points from five games.

There was plenty of movement on the transfer front at Carrow Road too as they prepared the squad for the 2023/24 campaign.

Let’s take a look at all the ins and outs at Carrow Road…


Christian Fassnacht (permanent from BSC Young Boys)

Kellen Fisher (permanent from Bromley)

Danny Batth (permanent from Sunderland)

Borja Sainz (free transfer)

Shane Duffy (free transfer)

Jack Stacey (free transfer)

Adam Forshaw (free transfer)

Ashley Barnes (free transfer)

George Long (free transfer)

Ui-jo Hwang (loan from Nottingham Forest)


Andrew Omobamidele (sold to Nottingham Forest)

Max Aarons (sold to Bournemouth)

Milot Rashica (sold to Besiktas)

Bali Mumba (sold to Plymouth Argyle)

Tim Krul (sold to Luton Town)

Christos Tzolis (loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf)

Abu Kamara (loan to Portsmouth)

Kieran Dowell (released)

Teemu Pukki (released)

Sam Byram (released)

Danel Sinani (released)

Michael McGovern (released)

Josh Martin (released)

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Norwich City, ‘Could be a concern’ – Did Norwich City have a successful transfer window?

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Our assessment…

“It was a busy summer transfer window for Norwich City and David Wagner. He’s really revamped the ranks at Carrow Road, bringing in some seriously experienced players who can play reliable roles at Championship level.

“At times, some will have frowned up signings of players who are arguably past their peak but given that there’s already a decent amount of young talent in the squad, these arrivals should complement the youthful areas of the squad well.

“The mood was somewhat tainted by the late departure of centre-back Andrew Omobamidele and indeed, the Canaries’ centre-back options are all 30 or over with the exception of academy graduate Jonathan Tomkinson. That level of experience could give them a backline that is tough to penetrate, but a lack of pace could be a concern.

“Elsewhere though, key man Gabriel Sara has been held onto and with the emergence of Jonathan Rowe, there are some exciting players in Wagner’s squad.

“It was a solid window for those at Carrow Road and would go down as a thoroughly successful one if they can maintain the form they’ve displayed in the early stages of the season.”

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