Norwich City players might face ‘substantial’ salary cutbacks following the club’s relegation from the Premier League, according to a report.

The Canaries were defeated 2-0 by Aston Villa on Saturday, and their immediate return to the Championship was sealed when Burnley came from behind to defeat Watford 2-1.

The relegation to the second tier was the club’s sixth in a row from the Premier League, as the team has alternated between levels in recent years.

As a result of their recent poor season in the Premier League, The Telegraph reports that the team faces wage 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 tries to rebuild his squad ahead of another promotion challenge from the Championship in 2022-23.

The story continues to detail how the former Villa manager is anticipated to remain at the relegated team, with Smith recruited in November with the intention of being the ideal option to promote Norwich if he is unable to keep them in the league this season.


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