Report: Argentine forward Joaquin Larrivey travels to England to seal Norwich City switch

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Norwich City have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Joaquin Larrivey from Celta Vigo.

As per a report in the Spanish publication AS, Celta Vigo forward Joaquin Larrivey has travelled to England on Friday in order to complete a switch to Norwich City.

The Premier League newcomers have so far been fairly quiet this summer, though boss Alex Neil will be looking at strengthening his squad further ahead of the upcoming campaign.

The Canaries have long been linked with Celta’s Argentine forward, a player who notched 11 goals and added a further two assists in 26 La Liga starts last season.

And now fresh reports claim a deal has been agreed, with the Spanish club due to receive a fee in the region of £1.45 million while Larrivey heads to Norwich in order to complete a medical.

“Celta de Vigo centre-forward Joaquín Larrivey travelled to England on Friday to complete his move to Premier League newcomers Norwich City,” AS write.

What will Norwich City be getting from Joaquin Larrivey?

The 30-year-old, 6ft 1inch forward only spent one season at Celta Vigo, previously joining the club from fellow La Liga side Rayo Vallecano on a free transfer in the summer of 2014.

He is predominantly a target man, excellent in the air, with his main strengths seen to be winning aerial duels, providing flick-ons and lay-offs and keen on short, crisp passing.

He could be seen as an ideal alternative to fellow striker Cameron Jerome, such are the similarities in playing style. Larrivey, however, is arguably much more clinical in front of goal.

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