Norwich City sign EURO 2016 star performer

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern has joined Norwich City for the new Championship season.

The club announced the news on their official website, confirming the 32-year-old has signed three-year-deal.

McGovern starred during Northern Ireland’s brilliant EURO 2016 campaign, as the nation reached the lockout stages of the competition, only to be knocked out by Wales.

He had an incredible performance in the 1-0 defeat to Germany, making a number of key saves as he kept the scoreline to just the one goal deficit.

It’s the second time the shot-stopper has been signed by Alex Neil. The Canaries boss brought McGovern to Hamilton whilst he was player-manager back in 2014. Talking to the club’s official website, the ‘keeper said:

“I had some interest from elsewhere but I’m really looking forward to working with him again now at Norwich. It’s nice to join a club where I’ll have some familiar faces around me.”

And now the 32-year-old will be rivalling John Ruddy for the number 1 shirt at Carrow Road. Norwich City kick off their new Championship season away to Blackburn Rovers on August 6th.

 


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