Lewis Grabban has joined Norwich City.

Who is Norwich City's new signing?

Norwich City have completed their first signing of the summer, with Lewis Grabban joining from Bournemouth. But who is he?

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Norwich City swoop for prolific striker Grabban

Lewis Grabban scored 22 goals in The Championship last season.
Lewis Grabban scored 22 goals in The Championship last season. Credit: PA

Norwich City have completed the signing of prolific Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old has penned a three-year contract at Carrow Road, with the option of a further year.

Several other clubs were interested in the former Crystal Palace trainee.

Grabban hit 22 goals in The Championship last season, with only Leeds United's Ross McCormack, Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes and Watford's Troy Deeney scoring more.

More details to follow.

Norwich City to target Bournemouth hitman Lewis Grabban?

Lewis Grabban scored 22 goals in The Championship last season.
Lewis Grabban scored 22 goals in The Championship last season. Credit: PA

Norwich City have reportedly entered the race to sign Bournemouth striker Lewis Grabban as they look to build for a promotion push in The Championship next season.

Sky Sports claim that the Canaries are planning a move for the 26-year-old, who hit 22 goals last term.

Fellow relegated side Cardiff City have already had a bid in the region of £3 million accepted for Grabban, but their interest may have cooled following the signings of Reading's Adam Le Fondre and former Manchester United forward Federico Macheda.

Several other Championship clubs are also thought to be monitoring the situation.

Gary Hooper has been linked with a move away from Norwich City.
Gary Hooper has been linked with a move away from Norwich City. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich boss Neil Adams says that he doesn't want to lose Gary Hooper this summer.

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the striker, but Adams has told the club's official website that Hooper is very much in his plans.

“There’s been no transfer request from Gary Hooper,” he said.

"I’ve told him I need him here to hopefully be part of pushing this team back into the Premier League, and he was happy with that.”

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Holt returns to Norwich

Gary Holt is returning to Norwich Credit: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Gary Holt has quit his position at Falkirk after accepting a return to former club Norwich City.

Holt has agreed to team up with Canaries boss Neil Adams once more as his assistant after the pair previously worked together at the Sky Bet Championship outfit's academy.

The former Norwich midfielder left Carrow Road last year when he was handed his first managerial job by the Bairns.

But now he will return to Norfolk as Adams sets about rebuilding his squad following their relegation from the Barclays Premier League.

Benfica deny interest in Norwich City striker van Wolfswinkel

Ricky van Wolfswinkel struggled in his first season in England.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel struggled in his first season in England. Credit: PA

Portuguese champions Benfica have denied their interest in Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel following reports this morning that the he was a transfer target.

One of the leading newspapers in Portugal, A Bola, claimed that Benfica were planning a move for the former Sporting Lisbon man, but the club now say those reports are false.

In a statement on their official website, Benfica said that van Wolfswinkel was "not part of the plans of the club."

Dutchman van Wolfswinkel has struggled to make an impact at Carrow Road since joining the Canaries in a club record deal last summer, only managing to score once in his debut season in England.

Full interview with Norwich City chief executive David McNally on Neil Adams: 'We are convinced he's the best man for the job'

Norwich City say new manager Neil Adams was their first choice for the job.

The 48-year-old succeeds Chris Hughton as the club's full time replacement, and warns that only the players who are hungry and committed to Norwich City will stay at Carrow Road.

Click below to watch a full interview with Norwich City chief executive David McNally on Neil Adams:

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Neil Adams: 'I understand some supporters may have reservations'

Norwich City say new manager Neil Adams was their first choice for the job. The 48-year-old succeeds Chris Hughton as the club's full time replacement.

Adams was in charge for City's last five games in the Premier League. He could not save them from relegation, but he is determined to win promotion from the Championship as soon as possible.

"I understand some supporters may have reservations or doubt, I get that totally. There's a lot of experienced and more than capable managers out there - that's none of my business, all I am doing now is looking forward.

"I have been given the job to get this club back into the premier league, it's something I look forward to with relish."

– Neil Adams

Twitter reaction to appointment of Neil Adams as Norwich manager

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Neil Adams says he is "immensely proud" to continue as Norwich City boss

Neil Adams on the touchline. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Neil Adams has vowed to make "attractive and winning football" the norm again for fans of Norwich City.

The 48-year-old was this evening confirmed as the new Canaries manager despite earlier speculation that Neil Lennon was on his way to the club having left Celtic.

Norwich City confirmed Adams had been signed on a three-year deal. He had been in charge at the club for the final five matches of the season following Chris Hughton's departure in April.

This evening, Neil Adams said: “It is a huge honour and I am immensely proud to be confirmed as the Club's manager going forward, and work starts straight away on putting into place the necessary requirements for next season.

“The priority is to ensure that attacking, attractive and winning football is once again the norm for supporters of this Club, and it is essential that we now have everyone pulling in the same direction for the challenges that lie ahead.

“I thank the board of directors for giving me this opportunity as well as the amazing support that I and the team received from the fans during the last five games of last season and also in the time since.

"I can assure everyone that we will all be working as hard as possible to achieve our objective of returning this club back to where it belongs.”

For a look back at Neil Adams' career, click here.

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