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Van Wolfswinkel excited by ´perfect´ Norwich move

Ricky van Wolfswinkel is determined to repay the faith shown in him by Chris Hughton following his ‘perfect move’ to Norwich.

The Dutchman has signed for a fee believed to be in the region of a club-record £7.25 million on a four-year contract from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.

The 24-year-old striker is confident he can score goals in the Premier League and revealed his fellow countrymen convinced him heading to England was the right move for his career when he was officially unveiled as a Norwich player on Monday.

“Of course (I can score goals). There is nothing more important for me. This is the perfect move for me,” he told the club’s official website.

“All the Dutch players that have played in the Premier League told me that this was the league to be in.

“I had two great years at Sporting and I think I did a really good job there and did those fans proud.”

Manager Hughton is convinced Van Wolfswinkel can acclimatise to the Premier League.

“I’m confident he can keep up his scoring record. He is used to scoring goals and I’m sure he can adapt to the Premier League,” he said.

“It’s a different game now and a lot of overseas players have come to the league recently and adapted very well.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing him out there. Ricky wants to do well and he recognises his responsibility.

“We want to continue working on the squad and improving on what we’ve got. With Ricky, we’ve started to do that.”

Van Wolfswinkel scored 42 goals in all competitions during his two seasons at Sporting Lisbon.

Mon 1 July, 2013
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