Drury departs Norwich for Leeds
Defender ends 11-year stint at Carrow Road
Last Updated: June 19, 2012 4:43pm
Adam Drury: Will join Leeds from Norwich at the start of next month
Norwich defender Adam Drury has agreed a two-year deal to join Championship side Leeds at the start of next month, ending an 11-year spell at Carrow Road.
The Premier League club have confirmed 33-year-old Drury, who joined Norwich in 2001 and stayed with them during their plunge into League One and their triumphant return to the top-flight last year, will leave when his contract expires at the end of this month.
The experienced left-back made a total of 362 appearances for the club, scoring four goals.
New Canaries manager Chris Hughton told the club's official website: "I would like to wish Adam all the best for the coming season and in his future career.
"He has been an outstanding servant to Norwich City, and I was very aware of what he had done for the club before I arrived here.
"For a player to be at a club for 11 years, and to play so many games in that time is a very rare thing and a truly outstanding achievement."
The club played a testimonial for Drury against Celtic last month.
He becomes Leeds manager Neil Warnock's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Jason Pearce from Portsmouth last month.
Warnock told Leeds' official website: "I'm delighted to have him. He's got the experience we need. He played 16 times for Norwich last season and he's better than a lot of full-backs in the Premier League.
"He's a good lad. That's half the battle as well. It gives us a good mix because we've got young Pearcey on that side as well so we can put that to bed now and move on to a different area.
The manager added: "I tried to sign him at Sheffield United a few years back and it wasn't to be, but I've kept my eye on him ever since. He'll love it here. You can't play with fear at Elland Road and I think Adam will enjoy that part."