Norwich to sign Van Wolfswinkel from Sporting

Norwich says a deal has been agreed with Portuguese club

Sporting Lisbon to sign Netherlands striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel

in the offseason.

The 24-year-old Van Wolfswinkel will join on a four-year

contract on July 1, subject to paperwork being completed. The

transfer fee wasn’t disclosed.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton says Friday that ”Ricky’s profile

is a perfect fit for us – he’s young, ambitious and a proven


Van Wolfswinkel has scored 82 goals in 188 appearances for

Sporting and Dutch clubs Utrecht and Vitesse Arnhem.