The main issue at Norwich this season was undoubtedly their poor summer transfer window, as well as their lack of January recruitment.
City lost several key players from their 2020/21 Championship title-winning side, a side that gained 97 points, beating the club's previous points record. Norwich released Mario Vrancic, Marco Stieperman and Alex Tettey, all players that had been key to the squad in recent years, and in addition to this they arguably lost two of their most influential players, Emi Buendia left to Aston Villa, and Oliver Skipp returned to Tottenham after his outstanding loan spell.
Buendia was named Championship player of the year, after 15 goals and 16 assists that campaign, and in letting the Argentine international leave the club before the season had even started it certainly caused outrage amongst the supporters.
However, it was mainly the incoming transfer business that have been blamed for this season's embarrassing performances. Norwich signed Milot Rashica (£9m), Josh Sargent (£9m) and Christos Tzolis (£10m) as well as Pierre Lees-Melou (£4m) the latter two have just four Premier League goals between them.
Mattias Normann, Brandon Williams, Ozan Kabak and Billy Gilmour all joined the club on loan, and have failed to impress on a consistent basis. In total Norwich spent nearly £60 million, though they did receive around £35m through the sale of Buendia. Fans have recently called for Sporting Director Stuart Webber to be held accountable for the shocking transfer business of last summer.