Norwich City chief executive David McNally has revealed the Canaries missed out on a top Italian signing after the deal collapsed.
The Canaries were one of the busiest clubs during the winter transfer window when bringing in seven new signings, but it could have been even better had it not been for one or two late hiccups.
Inter Milan’s central defender Andrea Ranocchia and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly where heavily linked with moves to Carrow Road and, although McNally is not naming names, it seems as though Norwich came close to landing one of them.
“Whilst we signed seven, in the end there were two or three that kinda hit the post because of matters outside of our control,” he explained.
“I mean, there was a centre half from Italy that was coming here. He wanted to join us, we’d agreed the fee with his club, we’d agreed everything with the agent but the deal depended on them signing their replacement, and that didn’t happen.”
It has been suggested that Norwich missed out on three players in such circumstances during the window, to leave boss Alex Neil frustrated.