Player News - Norwich City

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Norwich City have acquired winger Alex Pritchard from Tottenham for a fee of £8million.

The 23-year-old joins the Canaries on a four-year deal and should help bridge the gap left behind when Norwich parted ways with Nathan Redmond earlier in the summer. Pritchard was seemingly hours away from a confirmed move to Brighton and Hove Albion but the Canaries swooped in and offered a deal with improved personal terms for the player. Pritchard had a tough go last season, playing little for Spurs in the first half of the campaign because of injury then getting little playing time when loaned out to West Brom in the second half. This season, he should see plenty of the pitch in the Championship and, if the Canaries can gain promotion, could emerge on fantasy radars a year from now.
Source: Daily Mail
Fri, Aug 5, 2016 02:52:00 AM

Tottenham's Alex Pritchard looked poised to move to Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion but Norwich City have made a late bid in an attempt to land the winger.

Brighton and Hove were on the verge of making Pritchard their record-breaking signing but Norwich have entered the race with £8m bid and what has been reported as "improved personal terms" to entice the 23-year-old to fly with the Canaries. After the sale of Nathan Redmond, Norwich are seeking some attacking help and, after missing out on the chance to land Ross McCormack, are now ready to swoop in and land Pritchard, who was thought to have already had a medical check with Brighton and Hove. A deal looks to get done before the end of the week.
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Swansea City are in the market for a winger this summer and, with the announcement that he is not a part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans, Alex Pritchard has emerged on their radar.

Championship clubs Leeds, Newcastle United and Norwich City are also interested in Pritchard, who never had an opportunity to impress under Pochettino in 2015/2016, having been injured for much of the first half of the season and then went on loan to West Brom in January, making only three appearances as a substitute in his time there. He did enjoy a promising loan spell at Brentford the previous season and the 23-year-old attacking player is currently valued at £8m.
Source: Mirror
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 07:27:00 AM

Republic of Ireland looked to be in line to upset host France with an early goal by Robbie Brady, but things fell apart for them in the second half and France would score twice unanswered to win, 2-1.

It was the perfect start for Republic of Ireland when Southampton's Shane Long was tripped in the box by Paul Pogba, allowing Brady to step up for a spot kick. He fired it home with great accuracy and pace. Ireland outplayed France in the first half, winning 50/50 challenges and putting pressure on a shaken French defense. Everything changed in the second half though as Ireland began to tire and France would put two past them in quick succession, then were given a man advantage when Shane Duffy was sent off trying to keep another goal from scoring.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Robbie Brady has cemented his status as an Irish folk hero for generations with his winner against Italy to send Ireland on to the knockout stages of Euro 2016.

Brady scored in the 85th minute of what looked for certain to be a nil-nil draw with group winners Italy on the final day of the group stages. The goal sent all of Ireland into a frenzy and ensured that one of the best stories of the tournament - Ireland's fantastic supporters charming the French countryside - will continue into the next round of the tournament at least. Even Roy Keane was smiling. Ireland will face hosts France in the early match on Sunday in Lyon.
Source: espnfc.com
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Reports are linking Leicester City with a move for Norwich City winger Robbie Brady in the summer transfer window.

The Premier League champions are active in the Premier League rumor mill this summer with an influx of funds from a first-place finish and their Champions League debut in the upcoming season. However, Claudio Ranieri assured the club will not splash the cash on superstars, instead relying on the same scouting and transfer system that got them to the title. Brady would represent a buy in that category with Norwich looking to recoup the £7 million they sent Hull City for the Irishman last summer. Brady made 36 appearances, recording three goals and two assists, while being relegated for the second straight season.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 01:02:00 PM

Wes Hoolahan scored the opener for Ireland just after the start of the second half but the Republic couldn't hold on for three points.

"The Irish Messi" Wes Hoolahan put his side up 1-0 in the 48th minute but they couldn't hold the lead. It was a Ciaran Clark own goal from a Zlatan Ibrahimovic cross that ended up leveling the tie. If Clark hadn't intervened, Seb Larsson was just behind him waiting to score for the Swedes. With Italy facing Belgium in the other opening round match, both Ireland and Sweden failed to pick up critical points that they'll need to compete with the heavyweights.
Source: espnfc.com
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Norwich City has approved the sale of Nathan Redmond, Robbie Brady and Cameron Jerome in order to raise funds.

The Canaries were the latest one-and-done team in the Premier League, the only team this season to suffer the drop after being promoted the previous season. The club has reportedly hired two external services to find a home for the starting trio in the belief that they can profit most from their respective sales. Redmond remains the hottest name on the list this summer with Crystal Palace, Stoke City, West Brom and West Ham all reportedly interested in the 22-year-old. Brady, formerly of Hull City, has also proved his worth in the Premier League, scoring three goals as a left-back and left-winger in 31 Premier League appearances.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Alex Tettey has refused to comment on his future following the Canaries relegation to the Sky Bet Championship, fuelling speculation that the Norwegian may leave Carrow Road during the summer.

Tettey was non-committal when asked his thoughts on next season by Norwegian press agency NTB. "If I want to play in the Premier League than the Championship, it’s something I would keep to myself." The 30-year-old has been side-lined since March after undergoing surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments and the midfielder is only focussing on his recovery at the moment: "I am in the rehabilitation phase, and hope to be injury-free at the start of June," but Tettey hinted that his body may struggle to cope with the demands of England’s second tier. "The Championship is a frighteningly tough league with many games, and that puts its toll on the body, especially mine."
Wed, May 18, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Norwich City was dealt yet another season-ending injury blow following an injury to midfielder Jonny Howson on Saturday.

The versatile midfielder played in all 36 of the club's league matches, starting in 33, before suffering a knee injury against Manchester United over the weekend. Norwich City manager Alex Neil confirmed that he is set for an extended spell out: "Jonny has had a scan and he's got a grade two ligament strain which means he will be out for six to eight weeks. It's really disappointing for us and for him, because his performance levels over the course of the season have been consistently high." Without Howson, Graham Dorrans will likely start in central midfield while Neil could go more attacking with both Steven Naismith and Wes Hoolahan in the lineup.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Norwich City will have Ryan Bennett as part of its squad to face Watford on Wednesday it what is surely a must-win for the club.

Even if the Canaries prevail against Watford, they could still be relegated by the end of Wednesday night if Sunderland defeat Everton to pull at most four points clear of Norwich with one game left to play. Bennett has been missing for the last two games due to illness, which meant that Russell Martin had to shift down to center-half and Ivo Pinto starting at right-back in the absence of Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose for the remainder of the season. But expect Bennett to start, likely in place of Pinto, for the final two matches.
Wed, May 11, 2016 01:22:00 AM

Jonny Howson is the latest injury concern for Norwich. The Canaries midfielder could miss the clubs’ two remaining Premier League games after suffering a suspected knee ligament injury.

Howson came off second best in a full blooded challenge with Michael Carrick as Norwich were pushing for an equaliser late in the game. The 27-year-old will undergo further tests although initial reports suggest he will join Timm Klose, Andre Wisdom and Alex Tettey in the treatment room for the remainder of the season. Following another defeat, it could prove to be Howson’s last appearance in the Premier League – certainly at Carrow Road - if Norwich fail to win against Watford on Wednesday. Post-match Alex Neil was bemoaning his sides’ bad injury luck: "Obviously when you are one of the smaller teams then missing key players is going to hurt, it makes it doubly difficult, but Timm has missed five games. Alex is the longer term one."
Sat, May 7, 2016 11:54:00 AM

While Newcastle United and Sunderland continue to get results in the latter stages of the season, Norwich City are fading fast after losing their fourth straight in a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.

Make that four games in a row where the Canaries have not scored a goal as well. On a club where their top scorer only has five goals on the season, the lack of attacking punch continues to be the story of their downfall. Cameron Jerome got the start up top today and outside of an early shot saved by David de Gea, he could not offer much threat for Alex Neil's side. Nathan Redmond had a couple of opportunities to create something in space but wasted them. The defense has been the better source for points lately but a mistake by Seb Bassong led to the lone goal for Manchester United. The Canaries face a must-win scenario against Watford in the coming midweek, but they are going to need a lot of help from the Tyneside clubs between now and next Sunday.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, May 7, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Norwich City will wait until the last possible moment in order to check on the fitness of defender Ryan Bennett before Saturday's early match.

Norwich faces a critical double gameweek against Manchester United and Watford this week as the club sit just two points from leaving the relegation zone with a game in hand. With Bennett playing a major role in the club's season, manager Alex Neil said the club will wait to see if the defender can recover from an illness that kept him out of last weekend's match: "Ryan's still struggling at the moment so I'm not quite sure how he's going to be...It will be a real last-minute call, it will be determined by how Ryan is feeling and how he feels he can approach the game if he can."
Fri, May 6, 2016 03:14:00 PM

The decision to leave Ryan Bennett out of the team sheet may have boggled fans and fantasy managers alike, but Alex Neil confirmed there was ample reason.

The Norwich City manager said Bennett had been sick in the week leading up to Saturday's 1-0 loss to Arsenal, and, despite training on Friday, wasn't available to face the Gunners: "We were hoping he was going to be involved. He did a bit of training on Friday, the first he'd done in a week, but he took a bad reaction when we were trying to get him ready, and he wasn't ready." Without Bennett, the Canaries defense held up fairly well with Sebastien Bassong paired up with Russell Martin while Ivo Pinto started at right back in the absence of Andre Wisdom and Timm Klose.
Sun, May 1, 2016 11:52:00 AM



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