Shane Duffy joins Norwich City on a three-year deal

Ireland international Shane Duffy has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Norwich City after a difficult end to his spell in the Premier League.

Duffy, 31, joins the Canaries after leaving Fulham at the end of the current Premier League season.

But while at Craven Cottage, Duffy failed to feature on a consistent basis before.

And after hearing about the interest that Norwich had, Duffy admitted that it was a ‘no-brainer’ to join the Canaries.

“As soon as I first heard about it, I've been excited,” he said. “I spoke with the head coach, and some people at the club, and they've really made me excited about this opportunity.

“I know it's a great club, a lot of Irish connection as well with a few players here and they speak very highly about the club.

“I'm ready for a new chapter in my career. And I'm excited to help the team get back to the Premier League.”

Norwich boss David Wagner also hailed the defender, and he reckoned Duffy will be a ‘great fit; for the club.

 “We’re delighted to welcome Shane to the club,” the German added. “He is a player with a vast amount of experience, both domestically and on the international stage.

“I’m confident that he’ll be a great fit for our squad and brings not only the on-field qualities that we have been looking for, but leadership and desire to help drive our club forward.

“From my conversations with Shane, his vision was clear. You can feel that determination and hunger to play and win football games.

“I’m really looking forward to welcoming him to our group.”