Robert Snodgrass sale in Norwich City's favour, says boss

Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring for Norwich City
Snodgrass scored seven times for Norwich last season

Norwich City boss Neil Adams says Hull City's valuation of Robert Snodgrass was the overriding reason for selling the winger.

The 26-year-old Scot completed his move to the Tigers on Monday in a club record fee for an outgoing Canaries player, reportedly exceeding £6m.

"We didn't have to sell anyone but the finances involved were strongly in our favour," Adams told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Robert was an excellent player. But the finances were a big factor."

He added: "I wish him all the best. Some players will chase moves, but Robert wasn't like that."

Snodgrass's Norwich career
Joined from Leeds in July 2012
Scored seven goals in 40 games in first season
Once again was on target seven times in the 2013-14 campaign
Voted fans' player of the season for 2013-14

Snodgrass was voted fans' player of the year last season as Norwich were relegated from the Premier League.

He has become the first major departure from Norwich's squad this summer, with strikers Lewis Grabban and Kyle Lafferty both brought in for the club's first season in the Championship since 2010-11.

"We have money to spend. People will assume we have pots and pots - we haven't," said Adams, who was appointed manager permanently in May after taking temporary charge for the final five games of the Premier League campaign.

"The club was relegated last season and of course that means you don't just splash it around."

The Canaries have been linked with a move for Leeds striker Ross McCormack,external-link who scored 28 Championship goals last season.

"We've made no offer for McCormack or for the others I've read about as well," said Adams.

"We're looking everywhere. There are another dozen names that we've supposedly made offers for and it just isn't true."

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