MX23RW : Wednesday, September 19 05:46:56

Ricky van Wolfswinkel: 'Norwich City is a step up for me'

Van Wolfswinkel: 'Norwich is a step up'
© PA Photos
Ricky van Wolfswinkel insists that signing for Norwich City from Sporting Lisbon is a big step up for him in his career.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel has insisted that moving to Norwich City from Sporting Lisbon is a big step up in his career.

The 24-year-old, who agreed to join the Canaries earlier in the season, has claimed that manager Chris Hughton has given him assurances that he will be the team's main striker.

"Some people may see my transfer as a step back," Sky Sports News quotes Van Wolfswinkel as saying. "But the Premier League is bigger than the Portuguese league. Life is good in Portugal, but the football has to be on a certain level too.

"Norwich is a small club compared to Sporting, but also a friendly club with a beautiful stadium and good fans. That suits me. The manager said I will be his number one striker. I know have to battle for it, but it's always good to get the confidence."

The Netherlands international has netted 38 goals in 50 appearances for Sporting.

Share this article now:
Norwich City's Grant Holt celebrates after scoring against Aston Villa on May 4, 2013
Read Next:
Grant Holt unsure of Norwich City future
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Leeds UnitedLeeds85301851318
2Brentford8431157815
3West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom84222012814
4Middlesbrough742193614
5Bristol City84221410414
6Aston Villa83411412213
7Wigan AthleticWigan84131311213
8Derby CountyDerby8413109113
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd7403129312
10Swansea CitySwansea833276112
11Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds73221111011
12Bolton WanderersBolton7322910-111
13Blackburn RoversBlackburn825189-111
14Stoke CityStoke82331013-39
15Rotherham UnitedRotherham8305613-79
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest71518808
17Norwich CityNorwich72231012-28
18Hull City8215913-47
19Queens Park RangersQPR7214514-97
20Millwall713379-26
21Birmingham CityBirmingham705257-25
22Reading7124811-35
23Preston North EndPreston8125715-85
24Ipswich TownIpswich8044612-64

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account