Former Premier League duo Carlos Cuellar and Cameron Jerome have both completed switches to Championship side, Norwich City.
Cuellar left Sunderland in June after being released by the Black Cats in the summer. The Spaniard made 33 appearances for Sunderland but has now found pastures new at Norwich City with his first stint in the Championship. The defender penned a one-year-deal with the Canaries, with the option of another 12-months.
Cuellar has a vast amount of experience, including playing for former Scottish champions Rangers and Premier League duo Aston Villa and Sunderland.
Norwich boss Neil Adams spoke about the move for the 32-year-old defender; “Carlos brings bags of experience as he’s played at the highest level in three countries. He can play as a centre-back and a right-back, and we’re brought him here to strengthen the options we have in defence,” said Adams. “He’s a top quality player, so we welcome him into the squad and it will be great to have him available.”
Meanwhile, Norwich were on the verge on completing another deal for Cameron Jerome which came to fruition soon after announcing the arrival of Cuellar. This time, it saw former Stoke City striker arrive at Carrow Road for a reported £2m.
The striker signed a three-year-deal with Norwich and the 28-year-old says he cannot wait to get started, “It’s a massive club and from my point of view, where I am in my career, I just need to be playing regularly and Norwich have made me feel very welcome,” said Jerome. “Once I spoke with the manager and a few other people here, it was a no-brainer. The ambition of the club matches my ambition as a player and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into training and hopefully being involved at the weekend.”
As Norwich prepare for the East Anglian derby this Saturday, this double swoop will be sure to help bolster their confidence ahead of Saturday’s huge clash.
By Oliver Baines | August 21st, 2014