After failed Norwich City move, Joaquin Larrivey leaves Celta Vigo for Dubai

Celta Vigo striker Joaquin Larrivey will now complete a move to Al Wasl SC, after his move to Norwich City collapsed last week.

Argentine striker Joaquin Larrivey travelled to England last weekend, where he was expected to complete a €2 million (£1.4m) switch from Celta Vigo to Norwich City.

However, instead of undergoing a planned medical on Monday 13th July, he ended up jetting back to Spain, after the Canaries decided to stop the deal in its tracks at the very last minute, leaving the player surprised and frustrated.

His agent accused Norwich City of lacking professionalism, but in the meantime, their offer wasn't the only one he was managing for his client, who has spent the last two seasons playing in La Liga.

This weekend the departure of the 30-year-old from Celta Vigo is now definitive. According to Galician newspaper El Faro de Vigo, a move to Al Wasl SC in Dubai has now been agreed instead, meaning his club will still get the €2 million they were hoping to get from Norwich City.

On Saturday at their pre-season training camp in Germany, Larrivay bade a fond farewell to his colleagues at Celta Vigo, before setting off for Dubai and to complete his move, which is expected to be officially announced on Monday.

Showing consistency during his two seasons in La Liga, powerful target-man Larrivey matched the 12 goals he scored with Rayo Vallecano during his first La Liga campaign, with another 12 for Celta Vigo last season.

However, the return of Iago Aspas to Celta Vigo, accompanied by the addition of Swedish striker John Guidetti, meant there was no longer space for Larrivey in the attacking plans of manager Eduardo Berizzo.

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