Norwich City manager Neil Adams admits that the club had no option but to cash in on midfielder Leroy Fer once the Dutchman had indicated that he wanted to leave Carrow Road.
24-year-old Fer completed an initial £8million move to the Premier League newcomers yesterday, having made it clear to the Canaries hierarchy that he wanted to continue to play at the highest level.
Norwich softened the blow of losing Fer by bringing in two players with vast Premier League experience in the shape of Cameron Jerome and Carlos Cuéllar.
Adams believes that both players will prove to be valuable additions to his squad as the Canaries fight for promotion back to the top flight.
The Norwich boss revealed that he spoke to Cuéllar's former Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill when deciding whether to sign the Spaniard.
Both players could make their debuts in Saturday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road, with Adams confirming that the pair are in his thinking to face Ipswich Town.