CONFIRMED: Norwich City sign Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on free transfer

20 Jul

Norwich City have signed Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old has penned a three-year deal at Carrow Road, having left Hamilton Academical earlier this summer.

McGovern played under Canaries boss Alex Neil when he was player-manager of the Scottish Premiership side.

The experienced shot-stopper moves to Carrow Road on the back of a fine Euro 2016, in which he played a key role in Northern Ireland’s historic run to the last 16.

Neil told Norwich’s official website: “Michael is a player that I’ve worked with before, so I know all about his qualities and his character.

“He’s a fantastic professional, and he showed he’s capable of playing at the top level with his performances for Northern Ireland at the Euros.

“He will come in and offer great competition to our current goalkeepers.”

McGovern is the second summer arrival at Norwich, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Young winger Sergio Canos was the first addition of this transfer window, with the 19-year-old joining from Liverpool last for an initial fee of £2.5m.


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