Norwich City squad facing hefty pay cuts

A report said Norwich City players could face “significant” salary cuts following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

The Canary Islands lost 2-0 to Aston Villa on Saturday, and they immediately proved their return to the tournament when Burnley came from behind to beat Watford 2-1.

The relegation to the second division was the club’s sixth straight from the Premier League, with the team alternating between levels in recent years.

As a result of their last bad season in Premier LeagueThe Telegraph reports that the team is facing pay cuts of between 40% and 60% as a result of contract restrictions.

Many players will have the option of leaving Carrow Road as manager Dean Smith attempts to rebuild his team before challenging another promotion from the championship in 2022-23.

The story goes on to detail how the former Villa boss is expected to remain at the relegation side, with Smith appointed in November with the intent of being the perfect choice to promote Norwich if he is unable to keep them in the league this season.