Leeds star makes Norwich move

Updated: July 26, 2012

Norwich City have completed the signing of Leeds United midfielder Robert Snodgrass.

The 24-year-old, who joins the Canaries for an undisclosed fee, has signed a three year deal with the club and becomes manager Chris Hughton’s third summer signing since taking over following the acquisitions of Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker.

The 5 times capped Scottish International scored 41 goals in 193 appearances during a four year spell at Elland Road and Houghton was delighted to have completed the deal, telling the club’s official website www.canaries.co.uk “He is a player I have admired for a number of years now and he’s at a good age at 24, with some excellent experience from his time with Leeds,”

“He’s also got that international experience with Scotland and is used to playing in big matches both with his country and at Elland Road.”

“Robert is an excellent addition to the squad and I’m delighted to add a player of his calibre to the team,” he said.

“He had a good goal-scoring record with Leeds and obviously knows a few of the lads already with the squad well from his time at Elland Road and with Scotland.

“I’m sure, like Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker, it won’t take him long to settle in with the squad.”

Snodgrass was relishing the chance of playing at a higher level and admitted that the chance to pit his wits in the Premier League was too good a chance to turn down.

“I’m delighted to get it done and dusted and now I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and starting the season,” he said.
“I firmly believe that the Premier League is the best league in the world, and when Norwich came in for me, I made the step because I believe that Norwich can kick on again.

“Sometimes this window of opportunity doesn’t come about too often, and I jumped at the chance.”

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