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Norwich sign striker Elmander

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Elmander back in the Premier League (©GettyImages)
Elmander back in the Premier League (©GettyImages).

Sweden striker Johan Elmander has joined Norwich City from Turkish club Galatasaray on a season-long loan deal, according to BBC Sport.

The club announced the transfer, which is subject to international clearance, for the 32-year-old ex-Bolton striker on Wednesday.

Elmander follows fellow strikers Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper to the Canaries this summer.

The player told the club's official website: "I'm very glad the deal has been done and now I'm looking forward to the season ahead.

"I know Norwich City have great fans and there's a great atmosphere in the stadium, plus I know a couple of players here already too.

"I'm very happy. I'm really looking forward to starting training with the lads and to playing some games also."

Johan Elmander spent three seasons at Bolton but left the Premier League when his contract expired in 2011 and then moved to Galatasaray where he has played for two seasons. 

Elmander scored 18 goals in 92 Premier League appearances for Bolton, having joined them from French club Toulouse for around £8m in 2008.

"I'm really delighted to bring in a player of Johan's experience, not only at club and Premier League level but as a current international,"  Norwich boss Chris Hughton told the club website.

"It's great to welcome him to our squad."

Van Wolfswinkel, who scored for Norwich in their 2-2 Premier League draw against Everton on Saturday, cost the Canaries £8.5m from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, while Hooper made a £5m move from Scottish champions Celtic.

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