Norwich to sign Van Wolfswinkel from Sporting

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NORWICH, England (AP) -- Norwich says a deal has been agreed with Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon to sign Netherlands striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the offseason.

The 24-year-old Van Wolfswinkel will join on a four-year contract on July 1, subject to paperwork being completed. The transfer fee wasn't disclosed.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton says Friday that "Ricky's profile is a perfect fit for us -- he's young, ambitious and a proven goal-scorer."

Van Wolfswinkel has scored 82 goals in 188 appearances for Sporting and Dutch clubs Utrecht and Vitesse Arnhem.