Shane Duffy has signed for Norwich City

Shane Duffy has signed for Norwich City

Ireland's Shane Duffy has signed for Norwich City on a three-year deal today. Duffy's new deal will start on July 1.

The Ireland defender has had spells at Celtic, Everton, Brighton, Blackburn, and more recently Premier League side Fulham.

The Derry native only made five appearances in London and failed to dislodge the likes of Tim Ream, Issa Diop, and Tosin Adarabioyo. The lack of game time has forced Duffy's hand with a transfer.

Duffy's arrival at Carrow Road is the club's third purchase after the club also signed Ashley Barnes and Jack Stacey this month.

Speaking about his new club, Duffy admitted he is relishing the prospect of playing for the club.

"As soon as I first heard about it, I was excited. I spoke with the head coach and some people at the club, and they've really made me excited about this opportunity," said Duffy on the club's website.

"I know it's a great club, with 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 manager David Wagner also claimed that Duffy's experience and qualities will help the club with their quest back to the Premier League.

"We're delighted to welcome Shane to the club. He is a player with a vast amount of experience, both domestically and on the international stage," said the German.

"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."