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Olsson set to join Norwich

Created on Jul. 10, 2013 11:02 AM EST

Blackburn Rovers' Martin Olsson is set to sign a four-year deal with Norwich, subject to the necessary paperwork being completed.

The 25-year-old defender has moved to the Premier League club for an undisclosed fee after a six-year spell at Ewood Park.

During last season's Championship campaign for Blackburn, the versatile Swede started 31 games across all competitions.

Olsson, who can also play in midfield, is a regular fixture for his country after making his international debut in 2009.

He becomes Norwich's fourth signing of the close-season, with Chris Hughton's side showing their intent ahead of the 2013-14 campaign after smashing their transfer record  for Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

Speaking of Olsson's transfer, Hughton said: "We’re delighted with the addition of Martin. He’s been playing in England for seven years and is well acclimatised to the Premier League. 

"He can also play anywhere on the left hand side so he brings us good flexibility in that sense, plus at 25 he’s at an age where he has some experience and also some time to improve."

Norwich finished last season in 11th in the Premier League and will begin the new campaign at home to Everton on August 17.

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