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January Transfer Window Round-Up

31 January 2018

The latest transfer window closed at 11pm on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and it brought to an end Norwich City’s transfer activity for the 2017-18 season.

City’s business began before the window opened. After initially joining Plymouth Argyle on an emergency loan in October, Remi Matthews rejoined the Devon club during the festive period with his stay at Home Park set to continue until the end of the season.

Furthermore, Marcel Franke moved back to his homeland to sign for Dynamo Dresden until the end of the campaign in a bid to gain regular first-team football.

As the window opened, plenty of rumours were being circulated and City’s first piece of business involved young midfielder Adam Phillips.

The 20-year-old had impressed with Matt Gill’s Under-23s since joining from Liverpool in the summer and he joined Sky Bet League Two side Cambridge United on loan until the end of the season.

The same day, two additions were made to City's development squads with Irish winger Simon Power moving to Norfolk from University College Dublin AFC and Jordan Thomas joining from Huddersfield Town. 

Outgoings were the theme over the next seven days with four players leaving the club. Paul Jones joined Exeter City on loan, Ebou Adams was snapped up by Leyton Orient until the end of the season and Yanic Wildschut moved west to join Cardiff City.

But the most high-profile of the departures was Alex Pritchard the City playmaker joined Premier League side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

On January 15, City completed their second signing of the window as young Spurs midfielder Marcus Edwards joined on loan.

A day later, the outgoings returned and two popular figures during City’s recent history made their departures from Carrow Road.

Club captain Russell Martin joined Rangers on loan and striker Cameron Jerome ended his four-year stay at City with a permanent move to Derby County.

Shortly after Steven Naismith’s loan departure to Hearts on January 18, Canary fans were treated to four new incomings.

Kenny McLean got the busy period underway when he joined from Aberdeen. The Scottish midfielder, 25, was immediately loaned back to The Dons though until the end of the season.

A few days later, City managed to get three new faces in the door within the space of 24 hours.

Cuban-born winger Onel Hernandez signed from Eintracht Braunschweig, Dennis Srbeny, a 23-year-old striker, joined from Paderborn, and former Champions League finalist Moritz Leitner moved to City on a loan deal from Augsburg.

Sporting Director Stuart Webber and Head Coach Daniel Farke rounded off their transfer dealings by giving a first loan move to Todd Cantwell as he joined Dutch second tier side Fortuna Sittard and letting Harry Toffolo join Millwall and Glenn Middleton move to Rangers, both on permanent deals.


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