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Will Norris: Cambridge United goalkeeper seals move to Championship side

Will Norris has made the move to Wolves.

Highly-rated Cambridge United goalkeeper Will Norris has joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who has gained a reputation as a penalty-saving specialist, will compete for the number one jersey at Molineux with former Norwich stopper John Ruddy.

Norris has signed a three-year contract at Wolves and is looking forward to getting started at his new club.

John Ruddy signed for Wolves earlier this week. Credit: PA

This is a fantastic opportunity at a fantastic football club and was something I just couldn’t say no to.

I have been playing regularly for Cambridge over the last 18 months or so and now know I have a battle for a place which is a great challenge.

Cambridge have been fantastic with me both throughout my career and also the process of this move.

They brought the right people in to develop me and it has been a fantastic experience for me.

I am a little bit sad to be leaving but obviously I am leaving for a great opportunity and a new challenge here at Wolves.

– Will Norris, Wolves

Cambridge Chief Executive Jez George admitted it wouldn't have been right to stand in Norris' way.

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"In this case, the opportunity for Will with a Championship club is too good for us to act in any other way than to secure the right fee for the club and allow Will to leave with our best wishes," he said.

“From a playing perspective, it is disappointing to lose him, and off the field he has represented the club impeccably and with real class.

“The fact that we have so many young players admired by bigger clubs, both within our Academy and First Team, shows the philosophy of our Football Operation.

"Our job is to ensure they leave at the right time for the right deal, so that we can continue to reinvest in the playing squad and achieve the sustainable long-term success that we all desire."

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