Wolf vows to be razor sharp

Ricky van Wolfswinkel is in no doubt he can plunder plenty of

goals for Norwich City and is not fazed by his hefty price-tag.

Canaries boss Chris Hughton has signed the 24-year-old

Netherlands international striker for a reported

£8.5million from Sporting Lisbon.

Hughton believes the signing of Van Wolfswinkel could be “the

one that turns some of our draws into wins”.

Norwich were short on firepower last season, with the team

averaging just over a goal a game in the Premier League.

Van Wolfswinkel weighed in with 14 strikes for Sporting – the

fourth highest of any player in Portugal’s Primeira Liga – and

notched three in their Europa League campaign.

His transfer fee is almost three times the amount Norwich paid

Crewe Alexandra to sign Dean Ashton over eight years ago, but Van

Wolfswinkel is not feeling any additional pressure.

“It shows me Norwich have a lot of confidence in me,” he said in

the Daily Star Sunday. “If anything, I see it more as a

motivation.

“I’m confident of scoring goals. That’s part and parcel of my

job, but the most important thing for me is I am a team

player.”