Matt Jarvis completes permanent move to Norwich City from West Ham

Matt Jarvis has signed permanently for Norwich City. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Matt Jarvis has signed permanently for Norwich City. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich City have started their January transfer business early, with the confirmation of a permanent deal for loan winger Matt Jarvis.

City were reportedly on the verge of completing a cut-price £2.5million deal for the 29-year-old and the transfer has now been confirmed, with the one-cap England international signing a three-and-a-half-year contract.

The former Gillingham and Wolves attacker has made seven appearances for the Canaries so far, scoring twice in his first three matches, but has been out with a knee injury since the end of October.

'I've really enjoyed my time here so far so I'm delighted to sign on the dotted line,' Jarvis told City's official website.

'It's nice to get it done before the window opens as the club have shown they really wanted me. I had a great start here and hopefully I'll be back up-and-running soon for the rest of the season.

'My first game especially was great (scoring in a 3-1 win over Bournemouth). To get out in front of the home fans and score in a win was a perfect start which carried on for a while.

'Unfortunately I then picked up an injury but I'm desperate to get back fully-fit, and back playing. To get the deal sorted is really nice and I'm looking forward to helping the team as soon as I can.'

Jarvis is back in training and poised to make a return to action after Christmas. He joined West Ham for a club-record fee of £10.75m in 2012 and has proved popular with Canaries fans since joining on loan.

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City boss Alex Neil added: 'Matt is a good competitor and a good team player.

'He'll give us pace on the other flank which I don't think we've had. Only a few years ago he commanded a transfer fee of over £10m and as a player he has a lot to offer.'