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Mark Attanasio attended Norwich City’s last match of the season at Carrow Road

An American multi-millionaire businessman is understood to be in talks with Norwich City about a potential investment in the club.

Mark Attanasio, the owner of Major League Baseball franchise Millwaukee Brewers, attended Sunday’s season finale at Carrow Road, as reported in the Pink Un.

The Canaries have been relegated from the Premier League to the Championship.

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Mark Attanasio is the owner of Major League Baseball franchise Millwaukee Brewers

In a recent interview with the club’s media team, sporting director Stuart Webber hinted at some “exciting news” that supporters would be hearing about soon.

The club’s majority shareholders are chef Delia Smith and her husband Michael Wynn-Jones.

Analysis by Rob Butler, BBC Radio Norfolk

Norwich City supporters have long debated if new financial investment would end the yo-yo existence of a club that just cannot seem to establish itself in the Premier League. They might soon be able to find out.

The fact that Mark Attanasio and his entourage travelled to Carrow Road to watch their final top flight game for some time indicates that this is much more than a passing interest. Current majority shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones are now both in their 80s and it is clear a succession plan is required as a potential new era arrives at the club.

In a recent interview recorded with the club’s in-house media team, sporting director Stuart Webber hinted at exciting news coming for fans who had to endure a tough campaign for the Canaries. It is fair to guess a cash injection could be that tonic that lifts spirits around Carrow Road.

Norwich have tried hard to stay in the so-called best league in the world with a “self-funding” model, is this set to be abandoned in favour of more traditional approach with a wealthier backer? Time will tell.

About 200 fans showed their frustration at another relegation after just one season in the top flight by gathering outside the ground on Sunday.

The defeat was the Canaries’ 26th from 38 games.

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