Norway has sold Emi Buendia to Aston Villa after he refused to play for the club again.
Stuart Webber, Carrow Road’s sporting director, claimed he had no option to sell the Argentine winger in a deal worth up to £38m after the Canary Islands secured promotion to the Premier League.
And Norwich, bottom rock, meets Leeds on Sunday without any victory, and he scored only two goals.
Arsenal and Fia both offered Buendia and despite his move to Villa Park, he has since struggled to make a huge impact for Dean Smith’s side.
Webber said: “I think selling Emi helped us do a lot of the work we did in the summer and that was great and welcome in as much as we didn’t want to lose a good player.
“When someone tells you very clearly that he will not play for the club again. . . “See you later and then my friend, we don’t need you, thank you very much.”
“No one is greater than the football club.”
SunSport has contacted a Buendia dealer for comment.
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Norwich spent around £60m in the summer.
Newcomers include Greek winger Christos Tsoulis from PAOK in a £11.4m deal and the signing of midfielder Milot Rashika worth £9.4m and £8m for striker Josh Sargent, both from Werder Bremen.
All three failed to make any impact and Norwich had only two points.
Webber also hopes the club’s fans will support their team against Leeds.
He added: “Sometimes I think as a football fan, you have to realize when your team needs a little help.”
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