Norwich flop Van Wolfswinkel loaned to Saint-Etienne

AFP| Updated: Aug 06, 2014, 03:33 AM IST

Dutch striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has joined Saint-Etienne on loan from English Championship side Norwich City, the French club announced Tuesday.

Van Wolfswinkel, 25, endured a difficult first season at Carrow Road after becoming Norwich`s record signing following an £8.5 million ($13.3 million, 10 million euro) move from Sporting Lisbon a year ago.

He scored just once in 27 appearances as the Canaries were relegated to the second tier after a three-year stint in the Premier League.

Van Wolfswinkel, capped twice by the Netherlands, is Saint-Etienne`s second close-season signing following the arrival of Kevin Monnet-Paquet from Lorient.