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DONE DEAL: CITY SIGN YANIC WILDSCHUT

31 January 2017

Dutch winger joins from Championship rivals

NORWICH City are delighted to confirm the signing of winger Yanic Wildschut from Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee, subject to governing body approval.

Wildschut, 25, moves to Carrow Road on a two-and-a-half year deal with an option for another year having joined Wigan 12 months ago following a successful loan spell from Middlesbrough.

The former Netherlands Under-21s international becomes City’s second addition of the January transfer window, following the earlier arrival of compatriot Mitchell Dijks from Ajax.

This season, Wildschut has scored four times in 25 Sky Bet Championship appearances, including a double against City’s East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town in December.

Speaking exclusively to Norwich City TV after penning terms with the Canaries, Wildschut said: "The moment Norwich were interested, I felt good about it.

"After speaking to the manager, it was an easy decision for me. This is what I need at this stage of my career, so for me it was a no-brainer.

"It's a step up for me. I really enjoyed my time with Wigan, but I'm now looking forward to the promotion chase here and hopefully I can help with that."

Manager Alex Neil added: "Yanic will bring pace and directness, and he's the type of lad that on his day, he can create absolute havoc.

"He's still learning the game, he's still got improvements to make but when he's on form he's a really top operator at this level.

"There was stiff competition for him, we had to make sure we put a good deal in place - however, with us losing two left-siders, it was important that we brought two in and we've done that."

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