Norwich sign Oliveira from Benfica

30 Aug

Nelson Oliveira


Nelson Oliveira has also had loan spells with Swansea City, Rennes and Deportivo La Coruna

Norwich City have signed striker Nelson Oliveira from Portuguese side Benfica for an undisclosed fee.

Oliveira, 25, has agreed a four-year deal at Norwich, having scored nine goals in 29 appearances for Nottingham Forest while on loan last season.

He has made 16 appearances for his country was part of the Portugal squad that came third at Euro 2012.

“Technically he’s a fantastic player. He can take the ball and see things,” boss Alex Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk.

“This lad’s a bit different. He wants to come and link with the ball and get other people involved in the game so he’s a good option for us.”

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