Van Wolfswinkel: Man United’s RVP played part in Norwich move
Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel reveals Manchester United's Robin van Persie played a part in his Canaries move
Ricky van Wolfswinkel has revealed Manchester United striker Robin van Persie played a part in his decision to join Norwich City.
The Netherlands international scored the equaliser on his Canaries debut as Chris Hughton’s side salvaged a 2-2 draw with Everton at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Van Wolfswinkel’s switch to Norwich, who were promoted to the top flight in 2012, was a surprise after he agreed to join the club from Sporting Lisbon in March.
And the 24-year-old revealed his compatriot Van Persie urged the forward to join Norwich, with the United striker describing the Canaries as a difficult side to beat.
“When I was with the national team, I spoke to Robin van Persie before I signed for Norwich City,” Goal.com quotes Van Wolfswinkel as saying.
“He said Norwich had made a big impression on him, that they were always a difficult team to play against and that their crowd really got behind them. I know they beat Manchester United
1-0 last season.”
Van Wolfswinkel scored 28 goals in 55 appearances for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon before deciding to move to the Premier League outfit.