15:10 10th July 2013
Defender to join City subject to paperwork
CITY are set to sign Sweden international defender Martin Olsson from Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee, subject to the relevant paperwork being completed.
The 25-year-old, who can also operate on the left side of midfield, will move to Carrow Road on a four-year deal from the Championship club.
He will follow Garrido, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Nathan Redmond through the door as Chris Hughton bolsters his squad ahead the Canaries’ third consecutive season in the Premier League.
City’s manager said: “We’re delighted with the addition of Martin. He’s been playing in England for seven years and is well acclimatised to the Premier League.
“He can also play anywhere on the left hand side so he brings us good flexibility in that sense, plus at 25 he’s at an age where he has some experience and also some time to improve.
“At this time it’s about improving the squad that we have and Martin certainly does that.”
Olsson joined Blackburn Rovers’ academy in 2006 from Hogaborgs BK in his native Sweden.
He made his first-team debut in a UEFA Cup victory over MyPa-47 in August 2007 and went on to establish himself in the Rovers first-team over the subsequent two seasons.
In total, he made 143 appearances for the Lancashire club, including 29 in their Championship campaign last term.
The Gavle-born full-back has also played 15 times for his country at senior level, scoring four goals.