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5 June 2014

Prolific AFC Bournemouth hitman signs for the Canaries

NORWICH City can confirm the signing of striker Lewis Grabban from Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee, pending paperwork. Grabban has signed a three-year deal with an option for a further year.

The 26-year-old arrives at Carrow Road having made a total of 93 appearances for The Cherries in a two-year spell, scoring 35 goals. He was Bournemouth's leading goalscorer last season with 22 strikes, helping Eddie Howe's side secure a 10th-place finish in the Sky Bet Championship a year after being promoted from League One.

The striker is City's first summer signing. On his move to Norwich, Grabban exclusively told "It's good to start a new chapter, get going again with Norwich and hopefully get promotion.

"I've played here before and the atmosphere's been great, the fans are great. It's exciting to be a part of the club now and hopefully do well for them."

City boss Neil Adams added: "I am delighted that Lewis has put pen to paper to become my first signing. He will provide pace, intelligent movement and a high work ethic to the front line, and of course he showed in the Championship last season that he is capable of scoring a variety of different goals.

"Lewis possesses precisely the type of attitude, application and quality that I expect from my players, and I am really looking forward to integrating him into the squad."

Grabban started his career as a trainee at Crystal Palace, before loan spells to Oldham and Motherwell saw him secure a move to Millwall and later Brentford. A move to Rotherham was secured in July 2011, where he went on to make 47 appearances in all competitions and registered 21 strikes that season, before heading to Dean Court in the summer of 2012.

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