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
Â£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
“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