New Norwich City signing Matt Jarvis is looking forward to helping the Canaries stay in England’s top-flight this season after arriving on a deadline-day loan deal from West Ham United.
Jarvis, who joined West Ham from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a then club-record fee believed to be in the region of £10.75 million in 2012, has made three substitute appearances for the Hammers in 2015/16.
“I’m delighted to be here for the season and I’m really excited about getting started and helping the team,” Jarvis told the club’s official website.
“Everyone’s made me feel welcome. It seems like a very nice club, and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like when all the lads get back off international duty – there aren’t loads of them here, so it will be good to get going.”
Jarvis added: “I was back in on June 22 with West Ham and I played all of the Europa League qualifying matches for them. I’m fully fit and I’ve been involved in pretty much all the games so far this season.
“I played 60 minutes at Carrow Road in pre-season too – I’m in good condition and ready to go. It’s a fresh start for me, it’s a chance for me to get back to playing games and back to my best.”
Jarvis, 29, failed to register a goal or an assist in 11 English Premier League games for West Ham last term.
Norwich are priced at 15/2 to finish bottom of the Premier League table in 2015/16.
Southgate: Chalobah set for ‘interesting challenge’
England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate believes spending the season on loan at Napoli will be an ‘interesting challenge’ for Chelsea midfielder Nat Chalobah.
Over the past three seasons, Chalobah, 20, has spent time on loan at Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Burnley, and Reading, totaling nine goals in 97 appearances in all competitions.
The 20-year-old’s next stop is the Stadio San Paolo in Fuorigrotta.
“We would advocate going and getting first-team football, that’s the most important thing for him,” Southgate said.
“It’s an interesting challenge for him, life experience-wise it’s going to be different for him compared to his other loan moves.
“Chelsea have now got three at Vitesse Arnhem who are in our younger age groups and we have a couple of other players at U19s and U17s who have gone abroad.
“So maybe it’s an alternative route. The other leagues will play young players, because that is the model of the leagues and that might increasingly become an option.”
Will Chalobah break into Napoli’s first-team this season?