Ashley Barnes has Championship promotion on his mind again after becoming Norwich City's first signing of the summer.  

The 33-year-old has signed a two-year deal at Carrow Road and is the first piece of City's summer window of change following a disappointing Championship campaign. 

City have moved swiftly to bring in Barnes following his exit from league winners Burnley this summer and have beaten competition from other clubs to bring him to Carrow Road. 

David Wagner is hoping his intangible qualities will boost City's young squad next season after struggling to withstand moments of adversity last season. 

Barnes hasn't arrived at Norwich to merely make up the numbers - he wants to help the club get back to the Premier League and win his fourth successive promotion from the division next season. 

"The ambition to get to the Premier League was the main thing," Barnes told City's official channels.

"The conversations were brilliant. They showed me how they wanted to play and how I would fit into the group. I'm totally delighted to hopefully push this on and get promoted next season.

"I spoke to Gibbo (Ben Gibson) and Tim (Krul) and they were two key people in the decision to come here as well.

"With my experience, along with the other older boys, I want to bring that to the younger ones and help them develop as much as developing us as well in pushing for promotion, that was vital for me.

"I'm not just here to challenge, sit around or anything, I'm here to go again and get another promotion."

The Pink Un: Ashley Barnes spoke to Ben Gibson to get the lowdown on Norwich City before signing.Ashley Barnes spoke to Ben Gibson to get the lowdown on Norwich City before signing. (Image: PA Images)

Barnes is also relishing the prospect of playing in front of a packed-out Carrow Road next season, having enjoyed his visits to Norfolk with previous sides. 

"I don't know much about the city. That's something that me and my family are looking forward to getting used to," the experienced striker said.

"It's an amazing ground, and I've loved it every time that I've come here. It's special and the numbers that the fans turn out in is really special.

"Hopefully we can give them something to cheer about next season."