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Norwich City: Top five summer signings

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Norwich City have by far and away been the surprise package of this transfer window, securing the signatures of a number of top talents that would almost certainly keep them in the league next season.

Here are their five best signings so far:

Javier Garrido

On loan at Norwich last season, Garrido proved to be instrumental in a side that managed an impressive 11th-placed finish last season.

His overlapping runs down the left side provided a real threat to the opposition, whilst his solid defensive work contributed to a Norwich side that conceded a modest 58 goals.

At just £1.3m from Lazio, the 28-year-old will look to replicate the form he showed last season.

Nathan Redmond

Exciting English talent is a difficult thing to come across these days, especially at low prices, so it seems remarkable that the 19-year-old was snapped up for just £2m.

Having represented England at almost every youth level, the former Birmingham wide man combines pace with flair to provide a combination of both assists and goals.

He may take a season or two to settle in and develop properly, but Redmond is certainly one to watch.

Martin Olsson

Many were surprised when Olsson elected to stay with Blackburn Rovers after their relegation; however, a dismal season for the Lancashire side has caused Olsson to lose patience and the Canaries were only too happy to offer him a way out.

As a player with considerable pace and attacking abilities, the Swede could offer competition down the left side to Javier Garrido and Anthony Pilkington.

Leroy Fer

After failing a medical at Everton on January, Norwich seized their chance this summer in snapping up the Dutch U21 international following an impressive showing in the European championships.

A powerful midfielder, Fer could provide the steel in behind the creativity provided by Wes Hoolahan. At around £5m Norwich have once again shown a shrewd bit of business.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Undoubtedly the player with the finest name in the game, the 'Wolfman' is also one of the finest finishers. It was surprising when Norwich emerged as the team who won his signature, and not just for the £8.5m they shelled out to Sporting Lisbon, but for the host of other teams who could offer him a higher standard of football.

Nevertheless I am sure Canaries fans would not be complaining, as Van Wolfswinkel himself has promised to score goals like he has done for his previous clubs.

Which team do you think has done the best in the transfer window so far? Have your say in the comments below.

 

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