Canaries pounce for Cureton
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Norwich have moved to offset the loss of Rob Earnshaw by signing Jamie Cureton.Norwich City have moved to offset the loss of Robert Earnshaw by bringing Jamie Cureton back to Carrow Road.
Earnshaw was sold to Derby County for £3.5million and Peter Grant has used some of the money to fund the signing of Cureton from Colchester United.
The experienced striker had asked to leave Layer Road recently and claimed the U's were asking £750,000 for his signature.
A deal - for an undisclosed sum - has been struck between the two clubs and Cureton has signed a three-year contract to return to his first club.
"I'm delighted with the move back to Norwich," Cureton told First News.
"There's been a lot of speculation and other clubs have been interested, but it was always Norwich that I wanted to come back to.
"I managed to finish as top scorer in the Championship last season and that's what I've got to be aiming for again with Norwich.
"With the quality of players we have in the squad there's no reason why I should not get a lot of goals and no reason why we shouldn't be going all out for promotion.
"I will be 32 in August, but I still have plenty in the locker, don't worry about that.
"I'm probably playing the best I have ever played at the moment and I'm raring to go. I'm ambitious and I want to get to the Premiership with Norwich."