Despite Paul Lambert and the Canary squad being some 300 miles from Norfolk on their German training camp, there was still plenty of business being done today, as one heads out of the door while another looks to be Norwich-bound.
Departures first and young midfielder Tom Adeyemi will be spending six months on loan at League Two Bradford after the two clubs struck a deal.
With the City midfield pretty stacked after the arrivals of David Fox, Andrew Surman and Andrew Crofts, Adeyemi’s immediate chances of a start looked slim. And a run of games in the rough and tumble of the third tier should do the 18-year-old the power of good.
The highly-rated Academy product made 17 first-team appearances in 2009/10 but most of these were from the bench and Lambert acknowledged that Adeyemi needs games to continue his progress.
“It’s good for Tom to go out on loan to a big club like Bradford for six months, it’ll do his development a world of good and it’ll benefit both Tom himself and Norwich City,” said the City boss, speaking to the club’s website.
“Peter Taylor will look after him and a run of games will hold him in good stead for his career.”
On the incoming front, the Simeon Jackson chase looks to be drawing to its conclusion, with the Gillingham striker said to be on the verge of completing his move to Carrow Road.
Jackson has scored 42 goals in two-and-a-half seasons since signing from Rushden & Diamonds in January 2008 and the Canadian forward, who netted 18 times in League One last season despite the Gills’ relegation, has long been linked with a switch to Norfolk this summer.
And although there has been no official word from Carrow Road officials just yet, Priestfield boss Andy Hessenthaler has now admitted to BBC Radio Kent that Jackson’s future lies elsewhere.
“Simeon’s not here [at the Gills’ friendly with Dartford last night] because there has been a development.
“It looks like he’s going to go. There will be confirmation by the end of the week I think or maybe before. I think it is [Norwich] but I don’t know.”
City striker Cody McDonald – who once plied his trade with Gillingham’s Kent rivals Dartford – has been mentioned as bait for Jackson’s signature, with the likeable Essex boy possibly spending some time at the Priestfield on loan.
Whether that happens or not is yet to be seen, but whatever the makeup of the deal may be, City supporters can look forward to welcoming an exciting talent to Carrow Road.