Norwich land Sweden defender Olsson

Premier League club Norwich signed Sweden defender Martin Olsson from Blackburn for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday.

Olsson moves to Carrow Road after agreeing terms on a four-year contract following a six-year spell with Championship outfit Blackburn.

The 25-year-old left-back was a long-term target of Canaries manager Chris Hughton, who is reported to have paid £2.5 million ($3.7 million, 2.9 million euros) to seal the deal.

Hughton has already splashed out a club record £8.5 million fee for Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, while England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond arrived from Birmingham last week and defender Javier Garrido signed permanently after last season's loan from Lazio.

"We are delighted with the addition of Martin. He's been playing in England for seven years and is well acclimatised to the Premier League," Hughton told Norwich's official website.

"He can also play anywhere on the left hand side so he brings us good flexibility in that sense, plus at 25 he's at an age where he has some experience and also some time to improve."


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