Norwich City confirm Tony Andreu transfer deal
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Norwich City boss Alex Neil is convinced Tony Andreu will add an extra dimension to the Canaries' Championship promotion push after completing a late deadline day move on Monday.
Andreu has signed a three-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee - subject to Fifa clearance - which according to reports in Scotland is in the region of £1m,
City officials will now try and obtain clearance in time for Andreu to be available for Saturday's Championship home game against Blackpool. The 26-year-old was a key man in Neil's Hamilton success story and leaves Accies as the joint top scorer in the SPL this season having notched 13 goals in 26 games.
'I'm delighted to bring Tony to the club. He's a player I know well and who has done very well for me,' Neil told the club's official site. 'He will add competition to the squad and gives us an extra option in attacking areas.'
Neil was left frustrated in his attempts to add West Brom's attacking midfielder Graham Dorrans in a dramatic late transfer twist after the clubs had agreed a deal, which was scuppered by Martin Olsson pulling out of a proposed switch to the Hawthorns.
Olsson failed to agree personal terms, with reports in Sweden claiming the defender wanted a relegation clause in his Albion contract.
The 26-year-old travelled to the Midlands in the closing hours of the transfer window after City had struck a deal with the Baggies to sell the left-back, having rejected an approach from Premier League Swansea last month.
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Neil did sanction the loan exit of Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty to Turkish Super Lig club Caykur Rizespor until the end of the season.
City were heavily linked with a move for Cardiff City's wide player Craig Noone, but Norwich still have the option of making further additions to their squad through the emergency loan route which opens next week.