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Neil Adams: "Fer wanted to leave Norwich City"

Leroy Fer left Norwich City to join QPR. Photo: PA

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.

"Leroy wanted to leave, he indicated that he wanted to leave which is understandable - he's just played in a World Cup.

He wants to go and compete in the Premier League. As I said, you don't want to lose that sort of quality, but the offer was acceptable to the club.

It's good business for the club and he moves with our best wishes.

We'll now look to get a replacement."

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Manager

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.

Carlos Cuéllar and Cameron Jerome pose with their new shirts. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Neil Adams says that Cameron Jerome will be a Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I spoke to Martin O'Neill about him (Cuéllar) and Martin couldn't speak highly enough of him which is good enough for me.

Cameron gives us that something different.

He's got power and pace. He's someone who can be a real handful and a threat to defenders when he's at it."

– Neil Adams, Norwich City Manager

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.