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1 September 2015

Mbokani excited for Premier League challenge with the Canaries

DIEUMERCI Mbokani can't wait to get started in English football after signing for the Canaries on loan until the end of the season, pending the approval of a work permit.

The prolific striker joined from Dynamo Kiev on a deal for the duration of the 2015-16 campaign, with City having an option to buy the DR Congo international.

After becoming Alex Neil's sixth summer recruit, Mbokani believes he's made the move to the Premier League at the right point in his career.

"I am very happy. I’ve always had a dream to play in England and today I’ve realised that dream," the 29-year-old told Norwich City TV upon arriving at Carrow Road on Monday.

"For me this is the best moment to come here. I’ve now been through four leagues – France, Belgium, Germany and Ukraine. I decided with my family that we would come to England, so this is the moment for me.

"I want to bring something extra to the club. First of all, I am a goalscorer and I want to score goals. But I look forward to becoming part of this group, and I think working as a team I can become even stronger on the pitch."

The former Anderlecht man, who scored in the Champions' League while playing for the Belgian club, links up with international colleague Youssouf Mulumbu and revealed the midfielder had a part to play in attracting him to the Canaries.

"He was calling me all the time and telling me this would be a great team for me. He said if I came here I would score goals, so I decided to come," he added.

"I’ve spoken to Alex (Neil), he is counting on me and he obviously played a large part in bringing me here. Now it is up to me to perform.

"I can say now that I feel good physically, but I a missing a bit of match fitness. I’m going to work hard in training and it will be up to the coach to decide how I am looking in training."

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