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Kenny McLean: Norwich City sign midfielder and loan him back to Aberdeen

Kenny McLean has earned two full caps for Scotland. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed Aberdeen midfielder Kenny McLean for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old has been loaned back to the Scottish side for the rest of the season as part of the deal.

McLean has agreed a three-and-half year contract at Carrow Road and will join up with his new teammates in the summer.

The Scottish international only had six months left on his Aberdeen deal, meaning he could have left Pittodrie on a free transfer.

However, the Dons will now receive a small fee after they accepted an offer from the Canaries.

McLean will spend the rest of the season at Aberdeen. Credit: PA

"Recently I saw a bit of Norwich, and it excites me to come and play here," McLean said.

"The way the manager wants to play really does suit me, and I’m just looking forward to getting started. It has the right feel about it.

"The manager’s philosophy suits me. The way he put the club across to me was excellent, and everything sounded perfect. He seems like someone everyone wants to work for.

"I'll need to adapt to the way he wants to play, and that takes time. Doing that in pre-season is right for me."

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McLean is Norwich's second signing of the January transfer window, following the loan capture of Tottenham Hotspur youngster Marcus Edwards.

Head Coach Daniel Farke is confident that further new faces will arrive before the deadline.

"Kenny gives us various options, and is full of technical ability. He has a high passing quality and is able to score and assist," Farke told the club's official website.

"We are looking to strengthen this month. We want to bring in players for now. We are hoping for further additions and to make our squad bigger before the end of the month."

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