Norwich City are delighted to announce that Grant Hanley has signed a new contract at Carrow Road until 2023.
Hanley, 26, joined the Canaries from Newcastle United in August 2017 and made 34 appearances in all competitions last season.
The defender was named Club Captain prior to the start of this season and has made six appearances for City so far this campaign.
After signing his new deal, Hanley said: “I’m over the moon. When I first heard it might happen I was buzzing and I just wanted to get it done as soon as I could.
“From the moment I walked in the door I felt so welcome, everyone around the place from the staff, the fans and the players have been absolutely brilliant, and not just to me but with my girlfriend as well. She has really settled in and is enjoying living in Norwich which is a big thing for us, so we are over the moon that we can get that bit of security and be here for even longer.”
Hanley has been missing from action since the East Anglia derby draw with Ipswich Town on September 2 after sustaining a quadricep injury.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, the Scotland international said: “It has been really frustrating, and I had an injury pre-season as well which set me back a bit.
“The most frustrating thing was that I felt like I was just getting back to match sharpness and then I got another injury. It’s not ideal but it happens in football. And the lads are flying so sometimes that makes it even more frustrating because you want to be part of it. But I’ve just got to keep my mind clear and I’m working hard to get back.”
Head Coach Daniel Farke said he was delighted to see a new long-term deal for Hanley.
He said: “It’s brilliant news during this international break and Grant has proved a lot in the recent months and also last season how important he can be for us.
“Sadly, it’s a bit of a tricky season for him as he missed pre-season and has been out for eight weeks, but I think it’s a brilliant sign of the support of the Club and the fact that he wants to sign a new contract shows how much he appreciates playing in the yellow shirt.
“It’s no coincidence we decided to give him the captain’s armband at the beginning of the season because he is a big leader and is always there with a great attitude and big fighting will for this Club.”