Carrow Road

Next Game

Norwich v Celta Vigo

Friday, 01 August 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Carrow Road

Last Game

Norwich 5 - 1 Nice

Monday, 28 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Barnett free to leave Norwich

Chris Hughton is prepared to let Leon Barnett leave Norwich City this summer, as he continues to chase attacking additions.

Last Updated: 20/07/13 at 19:49 Post Comment

Leon Barnett: Deemed surplus to requirements at Carrow Road

Leon Barnett: Deemed surplus to requirements at Carrow Road

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Barnett has not travelled with the rest of the Canaries squad for their pre-season tour of America.

He still has a year remaining on his Carrow Road contract but, after seeing out the 2012/13 campaign on loan at Cardiff City, he has been informed that he is free to find himself another club during the current transfer window.

Hughton said in the Pink Un: "At the moment he is not in my plans. He has shown a desire to play regular football, and of course I can understand that.

"He went out on loan to Cardiff and what he would like to do is go and play somewhere where he is going to start on a regular basis. That is simply the only reason we have not brought Leon out here to America.

"He is a good trainer, he works hard every day and I have no problems on that score, but certainly at this moment he is not one that would be in my plans for the season."

While Barnett could soon be heading through the exits, Hughton admits he is working hard to bring further fresh faces into his ranks - with forward-thinking talent top of his wish list.

He added: "What I can say is there are no done deals but certainly the reason I came away a little bit later was because I felt I needed to be in the UK as we try to do some business. But certainly at this moment, no done deals."

On reports linking Norwich with Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella and Catania's Maxi Lopez, Hughton said: "Yes, I have seen the reports that I was in Italy.

"There are players that we would have an interest in bringing to the club, but wanting to bring someone here and actually getting them is two different things.

"The areas that we felt we needed to improve were the offensive areas. We brought Ricky (van Wolfswinkel) in but on the other side of it Simeon (Jackson) and Holty (Grant Holt) have departed so, yes, the forward area is one we are looking to do something."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

A

gree with all of this, good work. Brazil has obviously mellowed you...

jeff beck
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

Footer 365

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Manchester United owners warn Louis van Gaal over Champions League

Manchester United's owners have piled pressure on new boss Louis van Gaal by stressing the financial perils of failure.

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins believes club will cope despite exits

Former Southampton manager Nigel Adkins believes his former club will cope with the huge transition of players.

Mail Box

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property