Thursday, January 28

Really? O’Neil attacks Norwich for announcing BOSMAN signing Sinani

Former Norwich City midfielder Gary O’Neil has criticised the signing of Danel Sinani.

Despite the F91 Dudelange attacker’s arrival being a Bosman arrangement, O’Neil chose to attack the club for announcing the signing amid the coronavirus lockdown.

“I thought the timing of announcing a new player was poor. It was a strange one,” he said on talkSPORT. “I don’t have a problem with Norwich furloughing some of their staff. They are not a club who are financially up there with the big clubs. They are not going to be rolling in money and have all this spare cash to keep paying people when they don’t have any income coming in.

“I am fine with the people of Norwich saying we need to furlough some staff. I get that. They are trying to run a business. I just think while you are furloughing staff adding a new player to the wage bill is not a great look. It could have been handled better. They could have possibly delayed it.

“We haven’t seen any wage cuts from the players yet so they could have painted a better picture of the club. Adding players to the squad at the same time does not paint them in a fantastic light. Norwich is a fantastic club. I loved my time there and they do things very well.

“They run the club very well and if they didn’t have to furlough staff I am sure they wouldn’t have done. I have no problem with that. Adding a new signing at this time doesn’t look great.

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