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IGNASI MIQUEL: I'M HERE TO PROVE MYSELF

2 September 2014

City's new signing aims to make his mark.

SPAIN youth international Ignasi Miquel - or Iggy to his friends - joined Norwich City from Arsenal on deadline day, and says he is ready play his way into Neil Adams' plans for the team's immediate future.

The 21-year-old impressed during a short loan stint at Championship winners Leicester City last season, and saw enough of the often gruelling competition to know what's in store.

"The Championship is tough - very tough, compared to the Premier League. Now I know what the Championship is about, so I know what I'm getting into.

"I enjoyed it last season. I didn't play that much, but I played enough to know how competitive it is. I'm looking forward to it," he said.

Miquel says signing a permanent deal represents an opportunity for him to repay the Canaries with performances in keeping with a charge for the Premier League.

"It's brilliant. It's a new achievement for me to come in, to get in the team as soon as I can, and try to help Norwich get back to the Premier League. That's where they should be.

"A permanent move is massive for me. It got to the point where I was stuck a bit at Arsenal, so I had to move on and make sure my career keeps going. Norwich have given me the chance to prove that I can be a great player."

While Miquel says he knows breaking into the starting XI will be a tough ask given the standard of players at Adams' disposal, running out at Carrow Road is something he's eager to do.

"I've been here a couple of times so I know what it's about. It's a great club; it's exciting to come here. Everything is new for me - it starts again - but I know Norwich, and I like it!"

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