Canaries sign Brown

Sunderland striker Chris Brown has moved to Carrow Road in a £325,000 deal according to Norwich City's official website. Brown, 22, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the Canaries.

Sunderland striker Chris Brown has moved to Carrow Road in a £325,000 deal according to Norwich City's official website.

Brown, 22, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the Canaries.

Subject to the relevant paperwork being cleared by the Football League and Football Association, he will be available for selection for City's Championship match with Plymouth Argyle at Carrow Road on Saturday. He will wear squad number 14.

Speaking to www.canaries.co.uk, Grant said he was delighted to secure the services of a player he had long admired.


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"Chris is a big lad with great technical ability," he said. "It is rare to get the combination and he will offer us something different.

"He has great experience, but also great potential."

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The 6ft 3in target man came through the youth ranks at the Stadium of Light and was prolific at that level.

The son of former Sunderland player Alan Brown, broke into Sunderland's first team in 2003 after a year on the sidelines following a serious knee ligament injury.

He has scored 11 goals in 35 starts for the Black Cats and also enjoyed successful loan spells with Hull and Doncaster, helping the latter to promotion in 2004.

He has featured in 16 games for Sunderland this season, scoring three times.

He has already played at Carrow Road this season, featuring in Sunderland's 1-0 defeat in November where Robert Earnshaw scored the only goal of the game.

And Brown said he was looking forward to the chance of linking-up with the prolific Welshman by breaking into the City side.

"I am delighted to be coming to such a good club with an ambitious manager," he said. "It's a great platform for me, a great stage. Once I came down and met the staff here and looked around I decided to make the move happen and do my utmost to get Norwich City promoted to the Premier League."

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