Norwich sign Yanic Wildschut from Wigan

WIGAN, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13:  Yanic Wildschut of Wigan Athletic controls the ball during the Sky Bet Championship League match between Wigan Athletic and Bl
Image: Yanic Wildschut's move to Norwich was confirmed as going through in the dying minutes of the window

Norwich City have completed the signing of Wigan forward Yanic Wildschut on a two-and-a-half year deal with an option for a further year.

Sky sources understand it took a £7.5m offer by the Canaries for Wigan to accept the deal, having rejected earlier bids of £4m and £6m from Derby and Norwich.

Having signed for the Latics from Boro for a fee of around £1m, Wildschut has gone on to make 25 appearances for Warren Joyce's side so far this campaign, scoring five goals in all competitions.

The former Netherlands Under-21s international is the second signing of the January window for the Canaries after the earlier addition of Dutchman Mitchell Dijks from Ajax.

"The moment Norwich were interested, I felt good about it," Wildschut told Norwich's official website upon signing.

"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."

Norwich chief executive Jez Moxey says the club are not about to sack manager Alex Neil
Image: Norwich boss Alex Neil was delighted with the addition of Wildschut

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.

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"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."

Norwich next face Cardiff in Wales on Saturday.

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