Rotherham sign Norwich City duo Vadis Odjidja Ofoe and Tony Andreu on loan
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Norwich City duo Tony Andreu and Vadis Odjidja Ofoe have joined Rotherham on loan in some late business on deadline day of the summer transfer window.
Belgian midfielder Odjidja Ofoe joins the Millers on a one-month emergency loan and former Hamilton attacker Andreu will stay with the Championship club until January 2.
Rotherham boss Steve Evans told his club's official website: 'Both lads have been on my radar for some time and I am again delighted that despite a lot of interest in securing them we have brought them to Rotherham United.
'Tony Andreu is a very talented player, one who has a superb goal-scoring record. He is a player who can play as a main striker or indeed one who supports a loan striker or two. He is always looking to be creative in the final third of the pitch whilst he retains a self discipline to work extremely hard for the team.
'Vadis is an exciting talent and a player we look forward to working with, he is a full Belgian international. In last week's Capital One Cup match here versus Norwich City; this lad was by far the best player on show. Our supporters who attended that evening will recall his dynamic movement, his pace and power and undoubted technical ability.
'I must at this stage thank my good friend Alex Neil for his help as I know that as the manager of Norwich City he had several options in the Championship for both these lads separately, and moving as a partnership.
'My first task in bringing both the lads to the Millers was to convince Alex Neil that a period of time at Rotherham United in the Sky Bet Championship would allow both players to return to Carrow Road in due course and play for the Canaries in the Barclays Premier League.
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'Both players must now join us and work hard to secure their place in the team. There is no doubt that it helped immensely in the lad's decision to join us in that they played at the AESSEAL New York Stadium only last week.'
Both played against Evans' side last week in City's 2-1 win at the New York Stadium in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Former Belgium international Odjidja Ofoe, 26, started the game and received widespread praise for his performance but is yet to feature in the Premier League.
The former Club Brugge player joined the Canaries last summer for a deal reportedly worth up to £4million, signing a three-year contract, but saw his first season ruined by injury.
He has largely been restricted to appearances with City's under-21s since Alex Neil arrived at the club in January, alongside Andreu.
Neil signed the 27-year-old, who appeared as a substitute against the Millers, from his former club Hamilton in the January transfer window – with his deal due to run until the summer of 2018.
The Frenchman arrived as the Scottish Premiership's leading scorer but made just six Championship appearances as a substitute and has not been involved in the Premier League this season.