Norwich City's Ricky van Wolfswinkel eyes Leroy Fer link

Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel says his Dutch "connection" with midfielder Leroy Fer could create a useful partnership this season.

The two summer signings played together in Tuesday's 1-1 friendly draw against Real Sociedad.

"Leroy's a great player. We maybe have a connection because he's Dutch," Van Wolfswinkel told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"He has individual qualities, works really hard and for me it's great to have a player like that behind me."

Van Wolfswinkel signed for the Canaries in a reported £8.5m fee from Sporting Lisbon and was later joined by fellow Netherlands international Fer from FC Twente.

Against Sociedad midfielder Fer, 23, played behind 24-year-old Van Wolfswinkel, who found the net to score his first goal for the club.

Former Utrecht man Van Wolfswinkel, who scored 13 times for Lisbon last season, has said Fer's presence has helped him settle at Carrow Road.

"It's the second time I've joined a club abroad. It helps because he's just a nice guy and we connect very well," he said.

"But the whole team is great so it's easy for me to adapt here."