Norwich City manager has laid the blame for rising transfer fees firmly at the door of Newcastle.
The Norwich Evening News reports that during the Canaries pre-season preparations, Neill was quoted as saying,
When clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa are prepared to pay vast amounts of money for the Championship then it inflates the price.
Everyone thinks then if that particular player is worth so much then so is mine. All of sudden there is a couple of million pound added to every player.
At some point, the World Health Organisation will blame us for the spread of the Zika virus and UNICEF does the same for child poverty.
Neill is understandably upset that we’ve signed both Dwight Gayle and Aaron Tshibola, players he was interested in. The comments may seem reasonable but I don’t have sympathy for him.
It’s the nature of football that there’s always someone richer than you. We might be big fish in the Championship but in the Premier League, we weren’t much better than a mid-table team in financial terms.
That’s life; you get on with it.