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Van Wolfswinkel admits Van Persie urged him to join Norwich

Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel admits Manchester United ace Robin van Persie had a big say in his move to Carrow Road.

Van Wolfswinkel scored on his Premier League debut in Norwich's 2-2 draw with Everton.

He said: "When I was with the national team, I spoke to Robin Van Persie before I signed for Norwich. He said that Norwich had made a big impression on him.

"He said that they were always a difficult team to play against and that their crowd really got behind them. I know that they beat Manchester United 1-0 last season.

"From the first moment that I signed for Norwich, this was the day that I've been waiting for; to play in front of a full house at Norwich. I like the whole atmosphere around the club, the stadium and the city. For me it's just the perfect place to play."

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