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IN PROFILE: YANIC WILDSCHUT

31 January 2017

Learn more about our deadline day recruit

Full name: Yanic-Sonny Carlo Wildschut

Date of birth: 1 November, 1991

Nationality: Dutch

Yanic Wildschut has signed a two-and-a-half year deal with Norwich City, joining the Club from Sky Bet Championship rivals Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

Born in Amsterdam in 1991, Wildschut represented a number of youth sides before joining Ajax’s Academy setup.

He joined FC Zwolle in the summer of 2010, making his debut for them in a second division league match against MVV.

After a single season with Zwolle he left to sign a three-year deal at VVV-Venlo, subsequently helping the team avoid relegation from the top-flight in his first season.

In June 2013 Wildschut joined Heerenveen, ahead of moving to ADO Den Haag on a loan deal the following January.

The winger moved to England at the start of September 2014, penning terms with Middlesbrough for whom he scored twice in 11 league appearances – including against City.

Having impressed during a loan spell at Wigan from October 2015, Wildschut completed a permanent move to the Greater Manchester side last January.

His performances played a key role in the Latics earning promotion to the second tier last term via winning the Sky Bet League One title, with Wildschut netting four times in 25 league matches so far this season.

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