Move excites Van Wolfswinkel

Ricky van Wolfswinkel is looking forward to getting his Norwich career going next season after revealing he feels the club is 'going places'.

Last Updated: 27/03/13 at 16:16 Post Comment

Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Can't wait to link up with Norwich

Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Can't wait to link up with Norwich

The 24-year-old Holland international will leave Sporting Lisbon for Norfolk this summer after the clubs sealed a reported £8m deal and he agreed terms on a four-year contract.

Norwich appear to be in a good position to confirm their Premier League future over the final eight games of the season and Van Wolfswinkel feels his signing shows that they mean business in their aim of breaking into the top-half.

"The club is in the middle of the table and very ambitious, this summer they will be debt free and will get on strong," Van Wolfswinkel said in an interview with Dutch magazine Voetbal International.

"The plan is also to bring in an attacking midfielder and two wide players this summer. With that, Norwich can look to play in the top half of the table.

"That a club would spend so much money, in these times, shows their faith in me. I have been to Norwich to look around and spoken to the manager and chief executive over their plans for the future.

"I don't know much about Norwich, but the city and the club surprised me - the stadium has 25,000 (capacity) and there are 5,000 fans on a waiting list for (season) tickets on top of that which shows the status of the club.

"I had a good talk with the manager, Chris Hughton. He was very specific about my qualities and wants to build a strong team around him. That gives good trust.

"I want to play as high as possible, but also in a team where there is a lot of perspective - that is what Norwich City has, and that is why I have signed there for four years."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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