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Norwich City's record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel has joined French club Saint-Étienne on a season-long loan.
The 25-year-old moved to Carrow Road last summer for a fee approaching £8.5million but only scored one goal in 27 appearances as the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League.
It's thought that Saint-Étienne have the option to buy the Dutchman at the end of the loan spell for €6million (£4.75million).
Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel is set to sign for French club Saint-Étienne on a season-long loan deal, according to reports across the channel.
Reputable newspaper L'Équipe says that the 25-year-old will undergo a medical today and that Saint-Étienne will pay his entire salary.
The paper also says that Les Verts will have the option to buy van Wolfswinkel at the end of the loan for a fee of €6million.
Van Wolfswinkel became Norwich's record signing when he joined for £8.5million from Sporting Lisbon last summer, but he struggled for form in his first season in England - only scoring once.
Saint-Étienne, who finished 4th in Ligue 1 last season, see the Dutchman as an ideal replacement for Brazilian forward Brandão who moved to Bastia this week.