Three in and Nos 4 and 5 potentially poised to join the 'Gunn Revolution', so thoughts were now starting to focus on who might be next to follow David Marshall out of the Colney door.
For with most clubs starting pre-season training in earnest next week, so the City chief will not be the only one trying to get as many bodies as possible in the building before the hard work of the summer really starts.
Likewise, for any want-away player, the ideal scenario finds him teaming up with his new colleagues from day one of pre-season as opposed to finally stumbling through the door at the end of August.
Certainly that's the way that Sammy Clingan and his agent will be viewing the world now that the 25-year-old Northern Ireland international his seen two, potential replacements arrive at Colney in the shape of Norwich-born Matt Gill and Welsh international Owain Tudur Jones.
All of a sudden interest is perking up; Coventry City are no longer the only show in town – now Sheffield Wednesday are in the hunt for a player everyone concedes is better than League One.
“I think Sammy's an excellent player and could play at a higher level,” admitted City No2 Ian Butterworth as he presided over the arrival of Michael Nelson from Hartlepool last week – the Canaries' third, full-time signing of the summer.
“Bryan (manager Bryan Gunn) had a chat with the players at the end of the season and wanted to know their feelings towards Norwich City,” added Butterworth.
“But we have had a lot of interest in Sammy and one or two other players. We'll have to see what is the best thing for Norwich City and take it from there.”
Out of contract and 24, player of the season Lee Croft was always odds-on to walk out on a free. He is due to join Derby County this week on his return from holiday in Egypt.
Wes Hoolahan is another with suitors in tow – Crystal Palace chief Neil Warnock was looking to use Alan Lee as bait for that potential move; whether Gunn has the financial wherewithal to grant Lee his wish of a full-time return to East Anglia is a moot point.
Equally, he could have a 23-year-old Lee up his sleeve in the shape of Derby's sixth-choice striker Liam Dickinson who, The Rams conceded last week, would be best served by a year long loan in League One.
Whether Darel Russell has a Championship home to go to is another interesting question; he, too, will have noted the arrival of Messrs Gill and Tudur Jones with interest and wondered what that boded for his future this season.
Having set out his stall to give the kids every chance this year, the blossoming form of teenager Tom Adeyemi could equally play a part in everyone's thinking; suddenly the City chief looks over-stocked in central midfield as the failed Class of 08-09 ponder their futures.
As for the next City arrival that could yet be Birmingham City reserve keeper Colin Doyle after Blues this weekend confirmed the arrival of Manchester City's Joe Hart on a season-long loan at St Andrew's.
Last season's regular No1 – the 37-year-old Maik Taylor – has already insisted that he will stay to fight for the No1 jersey, leaving Doyle the odd man out.
“The gaffer is trying to strengthen in every position and that might include in goal,? said Taylor, as Gunn looks to ensure that the teenage Declan Rudd doesn't have the place to himself next season.
It also leaves a question mark as to the whereabouts of Stuart Nelson next season after the one-time Os and Brentford keeper signed a one-year deal under Glenn Roder last summer but failed to budge David Marshall out of his slot.
?I have only read the papers like everyone else and we have been linked with Joe Hart and I don't have a problem with that,” Taylor told the Birmingham Mail earlier this summer before boss Alex McLeish made his move for the England Under-21 stopper.
?I will work hard in pre-season and if a new 'keeper comes in I am more than happy to fight for my place.?
Gunn's long-standing friendship with McLeish could be enough to seal the deal in a move that could suit all parties.