The former Canaries star admits it is going to be challenging to keep top talent at Carrow Road, with sales expected in the subsequent transfer window.
Liverpool and Manchester United have been provided hope in their reported interests of Todd Cantwell and Ben Godfrey, with Norwich legend David Phillips waiting for sales to be sanctioned at Carrow Road.
The Canaries have assembled a squad littered with highly-rated younger talent.
Stepping up into the Premier League has proved challenging for Daniel Farke’s side as a collective, however plenty of hot prospects have proved their really worth amongst English football’s elite.
Commanding centre-half Godfrey has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since been snapped up from York and is nonetheless only 22 years of age.
He is stated to have registered on the recruitment radar of those at Old Trafford, with club colleague Cantwell a supposed target for the Red Devils’ arch-rivals at Anfield.
The 22-year-old midfielder has hit six goals this season, improving his reputation, whilst the likes of Max Aarons, Jamal Lewis and Emi Buendia are additionally attracting admiring glances from afar
Phillips admits that Norwich are going to find it difficult to keep the services of prized assets, with offers predicted to be atbled in the subsequent transfer window.
He has told the Pink’Un : “You have got to be very cautious on every occasion you’re thinking of moving clubs.
“There are 5 or six players at Norwich that are very much going to be in demand. Daniel will want to keep hold of all of them I’m certain however will know that if any person offers a lot of cash then some will leave.
“Ultimately it will come down to what clubs come in for them and how plenty they are offering. But the players would be clever to look at someone like James Maddison. He left Norwich when he was 21 and you could see he was ready for it.”
While the Canaries are braced for bids in their current crop of talent, they are additionally continuing to build for the future.
Sam McCallum was snapped up from Coventry in January, with the 19-year-old defender another of those being tipped for the top.
Phillips is a massive fan, having spent time coaching in the Sky Blues’ academy system, and added on a player who was once loaned back to Mark Robins’ side after agreeing a swap to Norfolk: “Norwich do things the proper way and they are already investing in the future – they have acquired a really wonderful player in Sam McCallum.
“That shows to me that if anybody like Jamal was to move on, then Sam is immediately ready to come in and do a very excellent job for them.
“He is a very talented boy and the latest to come out of a system at Coventry that’s produced players like Maddison and Callum Wilson in current years.”