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What is Ricky van Wolfswinkel up to these days after his exit from Norwich City?

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Norwich City fans will want to forget all about Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s spell at Carrow Road.

After securing their Premier League status under Paul Lambert in 2012/13, the Canaries will have been keen to bolster their attacking options heading into the new season.

Grant Holt was their leading goalscorer in 2012/13, but the veteran striker only managed to score eight goals in all competitions, so a fresh face up top was needed.

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Norwich moved to complete the signing of van Wolswinkel, who joined the club from Sporting Lisbon in a deal believed to be worth around £8.5million.

The striker failed to live up to expectations, though. In his first season at Carrow Road, he scored only one goal in 27 appearances for the Canaries.

After flattering to deceive at Carrow Road, van Wolfswinkel endured loan spells at Saint-Etienne and Real Betis, before joining Vitesse Arnhem for around £500,000 in 2016.

So what is van Wolfswinkel up to nowadays?

Well, after scoring 20 goals in 32 games for Vitesse in 2016/17, van Wolfswinkel joined FC Basel in 2017, and he has since made 94 appearances for the Swiss outfit, scoring 35 goals.

This season, the 31-year-old has failed to find the net in a total of eight appearances for Basel, but the striker is still a key player for the club as they look to push for a 21st Swiss league title.

The Dutchman has clearly found a home in Basel after frustrating spells with Norwich, Betis and Saint-Etienne, and remains in high spirits ahead of the remainder of the season.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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