Sporting confirm Wolfswinkel sale

Portuguese club Sporting today confirmed the sale of Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel to English Premier League side Norwich City for next season.

Norwich will pay a transfer fee of €10m ($13m, £8.5m), plus a possible €2m more in bonuses, Sporting said in a statement. Sporting signed 24-year-old van Wolfswinkel from Utrecht for €5.4m in June 2011 with the player going on to score 39 goals in 81 matches for the Portuguese club.

The Lisbon side, currently 10th in the domestic table, are €260m in debt and are already on their third coach this season.