Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber believes new board member Mark Attanasio can have a big impact on the Canaries, even without direct investment into the transfer fund.

Webber has confirmed that Attanasio, who acquired a minority stake in the club last year, will have no impact on the budget for squad turnover this summer.

The 39-year-old has been pleased with the help the American's involvement has provided, however, with the group set to increase their shareholding this summer.

"I believe personally that Mark will be really good for the club as it goes forward," Webber said. "He’s a good guy, he cares. He wants the best for the club.

"But he's also humble enough to know this is a sport he doesn't understand yet, like us with baseball. Mark knows that as well about our sport, that he's going on a journey to learn that and learn the business within that.

"It's one thing learning the sport, but it's also the business around it. They don't sell players in their sport. So it's mind-blowing to him about what we're doing, someone's buying a player. Well, how does that happen?

"Likewise, it’s mind-blowing for me when I'm talking to him about how they trade. What, you just tell the player where he’s going? ‘Yeah, that’s how it works, and we get this one.’

"I think Mark as a type of person was humble enough from day one to know that he’s learning here. He hasn't got all the answers, because how can you have all the answers? But he's obviously a very astute business person who knows how to create value in businesses. And, like I say, I think will be really good for the club."

The Welshman believes the lack of onus on Attanasio to consistently invest was part of what attracted him to the club.

"Without talking for (joint majority shareholders) Michael (Wynn Jones) and Delia (Smith), because I'm not at those levels to have those conversations, I think one of the attractions for us to Mark was that there's not many football clubs that you can find where you don't have to keep writing cheques," he continued.

"That was obviously an attraction for him, that it wasn't just coming in and pouring more and more money into a black hole. It's a business which is run as well as it can be.

"Loads of mistakes within it, as we know, but in terms of from the outside, it was super attractive to buy Michael’s shares because you're like: ‘Okay, I can get involved in something here which has actually got the ability to grow and be worth more,’ as opposed to just being sort of ‘well, I'm just going to lose money’."