Johan Elmander has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan deal.
The Sweden international has previous experience of the Premier League with Bolton Wanderers, where he spent three years before leaving for Galatasaray in 2011. He has since spent the past two seasons with the Turkish giants, scoring 16 goals in 52 appearances, but he has now left Istanbul to seal a return to England.
Elmander has joined the Canaries on loan for the duration of the current campaign, at the end of which he is due to become a free agent as his contract at his parent club will have expired. Whilst that is something for him to worry about in 12 months, for the present the 32-year-old is just looking to make an impression at Carrow Road.
“I’m very happy – I’m really looking forward to starting training with the lads and to playing some games also,” the former Bolton ace told the official club website. “I know Norwich City has great fans and there’s a great atmosphere in the stadium. I’m very glad that the deal has been done and now I’m looking forward to the season ahead.”
Elmander is Chris Hughton’s eight signing since the end of last season, and the third striker addition following Holland international Ricky van Wolfswinkel and former Celtic ace Gary Hooper. Luciano Becchio also joined the club back in the January transfer window, so the Norwich boss will not be short of attacking options this season.