Turner ties up Norwich move

Defender delighted to have the chance to play under Hughton

Michael Turner: Defender has left Sunderland to join Norwich on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee

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Norwich City have tied up the signing of Michael Turner on a two-year contract after agreeing an undisclosed fee with Sunderland for the defender.

Sky Sports revealed earlier this week that Turner was undergoing a medical at Carrow Road after spending the last three seasons with Sunderland.

Turner had been linked with a return to former club Hull City, but is delighted to have joined the Canaries after making 24 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats last term.

"I'm delighted," Turner told his new club's official website. "The deal is all signed now and I'm happy to be here.

Impressed

"The manager needs to want you first and foremost to get the ball rolling, and that was the key with Chris Hughton.

"I've heard a lot of people say good things about what he does and has done in the game, so I'm just pleased to be a part of his team.

"I was really impressed with Norwich last season. I was on the bench for the game at Carrow Road, and I got to see them play, so I was impressed with the players, the stadium, and the whole set up of the club.

"I've picked up a lot of experience throughout my career, and hopefully I can add a bit to the squad here."

The 28-year-old becomes Norwich's fourth signing following the captures of Steven Whittaker, Jacob Butterfield and Robert Snodgrass, and Hughton is pleased to capture Turner.

Hughton said: "I'm delighted to be able to bring Michael into the squad as he is a player with a wealth of Premier League experience.

"At 28 years old he is joining us at a good age, and I'm happy to have been able to welcome him to Norwich City.

"Like with Snodgrass, Butterfield, and Whittaker, it's nice to bring players in with a good amount of time left in pre-season so they are able to gel with the squad ahead of the first game of the season."