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Norwich deem trio as surplus to requirements


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Three senior members of the Norwich squad are to be offloaded by the club, in what is described by Rob Butler as a “fire sale” by the club’s new hierarchy.

This is on top of what appears to be the imminent departures of central midfield duo Jonny Howson and Graham Dorrans to Middlesbrough and Rangers respectively.

Reported by Midlands-based football reporter Nick Mashiter, the three senior Canaries deemed “surplus to requirements” at Carrow Road are Michael McGovern, Yanic Wildschut and Matt Jarvis.

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Unlike Howson, these three names will come as little surprise to most City fans. Both Wildschut and Jarvis arrived in Norfolk for significant transfer fees and believed to be some of the highest earners at the club, with new chief Stuart Webber openly admitting the wage bill needs to be drastically slashed and vital revenue brought in wherever possible.

Neither of the three potential outgoings have performed above mediocre in their brief time in yellow and green. Whilst McGovern proved sufficient back-up to ex-number one John Ruddy, his short spell in the first team impressed few and was remembered by a painful 5-0 at Brighton.

Both Wildschut and Jarvis showed promising signs in their first few games, with Jarvis starring in a 3-0 win against Bournemouth and Wildschut scoring a long-range effort at Aston Gate. But due to a mix of injuries and poor form, both have slipped down the pecking order in Norwich’s anticlimactic Championship return.