Chris Hughton’s Norwich makeover continued yesterday with the signing of Norwegian international midfielder Alexander Tettey and the season-long loan exit of striker James Vaughan to Huddersfield.

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Tettey was unveiled last night after agreeing a two year deal from French club Rennes for an undisclosed fee, with City revealing they also hold an option for an additional year.

The 26-year-old becomes Hughton’s seventh summer signing, but is not eligible for today’s Premier League home opener against QPR.

“I’m very excited to get a chance in the Premier League. Every player watches this league and wants to come and play in it,” Tettey told the club’s official site. “I am looking forward to giving them everything. I’ve spoken to the manager before I came and he is a nice guy. He explained how he wants to use me and I am pleased to be working with him. I think this is a game that really suits my style of play. The English league is a league of pace and power and it is not that different than the French league.

“I’m very pleased to join Norwich City football club. It’s a traditional English club and everybody I have spoken to is very nice. There is a nice atmosphere and I look forward to training and playing games.”

Hughton also sanctioned a move for Vaughan to Championship new boys Huddersfield. The ex-Everton frontman completed a medical on Friday morning and is available for the Terriers’ league game against Burnley.

Vaughan had featured prominently during Norwich’s early pre-season schedule, but was an unused substitute at Fulham last weekend. The 24-year-old was desperate for regular football after Hughton made it clear his Premier League chances would be limited.

“When we returned for pre-season I knew pretty quickly that if I wanted to play first team football then I was going to have to make a move,” he said. “Once the season started properly I wasn’t involved too much and after speaking to the manager he said that it would probably be a good idea to have a look elsewhere for first-team football. It has been a very quick turnaround but I am here to play first-team football and help the club do well. On a personal note, I want to get some goals as well. I didn’t want to go out on a short-term deal; I have done that before and I didn’t really want to do it again.”

19 comments

  • It makes no sense to we outsiders. I hope there is a recall clause, Soglio. If he`s fit, you would`ve thought we`d want to get some return on the investment rather than lending him out. Maybe Snods IS seen as a striker? Though with little Benno out injured he`ll be needed as a winger? For certain, an isolated "one up front" system looks hopeless. Chris Martin? If Hoots doesn`t rate Pitbull, I can`t see him rating Beccles Boy any higher.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • These comments of Vaughan, they surprise me somewhat. I know the internal dealings, within the club, are merely to be surmised, but even so. He featured - at one point - large in pre-season, next minute, persona non grata. It's beyond me, especially as at the present time, our cup does not runneth over with real quality players in his position. Any explanations are welcome.

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Seems as if CH is set on a mid field game as per the Spanish style and there's no plan B. Guess we just have to trust the man, I'll be shouting with the rest of the Barclay this afternoon but I can't help feeling nervous.

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    cutty

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • After watching that performance I will be only too pleased to eat my words.Bassong looked a class act and Barnet was very close behind.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • I echo that Brew. Hope JV gets some goals. Might it be possible to get him back in the new year if he does?

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    Soglio Star

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Oh come on brew the friends fan had a day trip to Blackpool today, bet he enjoyed that

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Hopefully we will hear something about a new striker soon. Our entire squad of strikers will be either on the pitch or bench today. I hope we don't get any injuries, or the red mist descends on Holty and he gets sent off!

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    Bookface

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • I can't wait ! :'(

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    The Crab

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Sorry and a bit surprised that Vaughan is going to Huddersfield. It has to be a case of IHWMT. This is a totally different sort of team-building technique than we`ve seen over the last 3 seasons. Wish Pitbull all the luck going and hope his loan does not go the same way as Ayala`s@ Forest. Dani has only played one League Cup game and has missed all 3 league matches with a hip injury.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Concerned that with Vaughn gone we might miss his pace, especially if Jackson is unavailable and therefore, we will have fewer options tactically. Also, there is less pressure on the other forwards to perform. Having said that, the Canaries web site has Snodgrass listed among the strikers whereas I understood him to be an attacking midfielder, having scored 35 times in 168 games for Leeds. This was where he was played against MK Dons. I wonder what will happen to Chris Martin? If Vaughn stands little chance of a game his chances would be even slimmer by virtue of his pre-season games.

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    Sprowstonboy

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • No, Dissaster, I didn`t think I could shed any new light. I`m as hand-wringingly perplexed as you! All will be revealed after The Leg-end has left the Directors` Box full of Delia`s Pinot Grigio. He DID promise to bend the ear of a couple of Directors this weekend...... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Maybe Friend of the Fans and confidant of the NCFC Directors will apprise us of what`s what when he leaves the VIP suite this evening?

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Vaughan-reportedly-goes with an option for 'Udders to purchase at £1 million at the end of the season.

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    Peter Watson

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • I have an uneasy feeling how things are going at Carrow Road.If it was PL I would have some faith but I dont feel comfortable with CH somehow,so much so that much as it hurts I am going to put my neck on the line and say that we will be in the hunt for a new manager come the January window

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    Trevor Sadd

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • OMG, that was a lot of effort just to be ......ethered. The thing is, Wiv, our Troll is omnipresent. Simultaneously knocking back pints of Pinot Grigio with Delia while crunching sticks of rock with Ian Holloway. He is special advisor to both clubs now, hence City`s much improved performance today and Blackpool`s narrow 6-0 victory over 1p5wich.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 26, 2012

  • These comments of Vaughan, they surprise me somewhat. I know the internal dealings, within the club, are merely to be surmised, but even so. He featured - at one point - large in pre-season, next minute, persona non grata. It's beyond me, especially as at the present time, our cup does not runneth over with real quality players in his position. Any explanations are welcome.

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Has the Biglia trail gone cold? Oh well, I did think, along with others here, he would have just signed to gavotte the Carrow Road catwalk, in the hope of 'greater' admirers. Long term, no great loss.

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • Cheers @Brewer, I'm not sure you spread much more light on the affair, however, it did show that others are equally perplexed as to what is going on, re attack options.

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

  • These comments of Vaughan, they surprise me somewhat. I know the internal dealings, within the club, are merely to be surmised, but even so. He featured - at one point - large in pre-season, next minute, persona non grata. It's beyond me, especially as at the present time, our cup does not runneth over with real quality players in his position. Any explanations are welcome.

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    Dissaster

    Saturday, August 25, 2012

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