Sunday, 24 March 2013

Norwich Boss happy with £8M van Wofswinkel capture

Chris Hughton described Ricky van Wolfswinkel as a 'perfect fit' for Norwich after confirming they will sign him on a four-year deal.The Canaries' chief spoke out on the 24-year-old Dutch hitman after a deal was finally agreed with Sporting Lisbon which will see him move to Carrow Road from July 1 for an undisclosed fee - believed to be around £8.5million - subject to the relevant paperwork.Hughton has been impressed with Van Wolfswinkel's career record of 82 goals in 188 appearances for Vitesse Arnhem, FC Utrecht and Sporting, but believes he can improve further with Norwich and possibly add to his one cap for the Netherlands.Hughton told the club's website: "Ricky's profile is a perfect fit for us - he's young, ambitious and a proven goalscorer."He has an excellent goalscoring pedigree and he's a young man very keen to continue his personal progression and to play in England. He's already an exciting talent but he still has more development as a player ahead of him."I'm delighted we've been able to agree a deal with Sporting Lisbon and with Ricky and we look forward to welcoming him to the squad in July, once all of the paperwork gets sorted out."

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