Sunderland defender seals Norwich deal

Michael Turner
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MICHAEL Turner has penned a two-year deal with Norwich City after completing his switch from Sunderland.

Turner has moved to Carrow Road for an undisclosed fee, ending his three-year stay at the Stadium of Light.

The 28-year-old opened talks with the Canaries earlier this week after Sunderland accepted a bid for the centre-half, who had just 12 months remaining on his Black Cats deal and was not going to be offered a new contract to stay on Wearside.

Turner, who made 77 appearances in red and white, said: “I’m delighted. The deal is all signed now and I’m happy to be here.

“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.

“I feel good. Last year I played just shy of 30 games and now that I’ve come back to pre-season I feel stronger than ever.”