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Grant Hanley joins Norwich City

30 August 2017

Norwich City have completed the signing of 25-year-old defender Grant Hanley from Newcastle United on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The Scotland international broke through at Blackburn Rovers in 2010 after previously being part of the Rangers youth setup, going on to make exactly 200 appearances for the Ewood Park outfit.

Named as Rovers’ captain in January 2014 while aged 22, he moved to Tyneside last summer and made 16 appearances in domestic competitions across the course of the campaign.

Speaking to Norwich City TV after completing his switch to Carrow Road, Hanley said: "Being able to come to a massive club and get games is a big motivation for me.

"It’s a club with high aspirations and a fresh start for me. As a defender, I’m a bit of an old-fashioned no-nonsense centre-half and you pride yourself on clean sheets.

"We’ve got work to do on the training ground to improve that so I’m looking to hit the ground running. I can’t wait to get started."

On what Hanley will add to his squad, Head Coach Daniel Farke added: "We’re really pleased to sign Grant because it is clear our defensive line needs strengthening.

"He is a quality defender with very solid experience and is a leader too. I really like his attitude and his desire to come and play for us as well as the attributes he will add on the pitch."

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