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Michael McGovern joins Norwich on a free transfer

McGovern starred for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016. Credit: PA

Norwich have signed Northern Ireland international goalkeeper Michael McGovern on a free transfer.

McGovern, 32, whose contract at Scottish Premiership side Hamilton expired earlier this summer, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to link up again with former Accies boss Alex Neil.

"Having worked with the gaffer before, that was a big pull for me," McGovern told Norwich's official website.

"I had some interest from elsewhere but I'm really looking forward to working with him again now at Norwich.

"I'm aiming to get into the team but I know I'm up against some top-class goalkeepers. It's going to be intense competition, although it's a challenge I'll relish."

Norwich complete deal for Liverpool youngster

Sergi Canos spent last season at Brentford. Credit: PA

Championship side Norwich City have signed attacking midfielder Sergi Canos from Liverpool for a fee of £2.5million, which could rise to £4.5million.

The former Barcelona youngster, who spent last season on loan at Brentford, has signed a four-year deal at Carrow Road.

From the beginning, Norwich showed very good interest and showed that they believe in me.

I’m very excited to be here. Carrow Road impressed me, I’ve seen videos of it and it looks an amazing atmosphere and I can’t wait to play there.

– Sergi Canos


Ed Balls says Norwich will aim to keep best players

Ed Balls wasn't to avoid selling any key players. Credit: PA

Chairman Ed Balls says Norwich want to keep their best players, including Nathan Redmond, so they can bounce back from their Premier League relegation at the first attempt.

England Under-21s winger Redmond is one of the Canaries' most coveted talents and there has been speculation of a switch away from Carrow Road following the club's relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.

Balls told Norwich-based The Pink'un: "Nathan is showing his stuff out in the Under-21s (Toulon Tournament) at the moment, scored a great goal last night and I think everybody at the football club wants to keep all of our players - and our best players - with us into the Championship next season.

"As (manager) Alex Neil has said, the reality is there are going to be people looking at what's happening at Norwich.

"But we have no need to make any short-term, foolish decisions that are bad for the best interests of the football club - and we're not going to be doing that."


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Neil to review position as Norwich boss in summer

Alex Neil looks set to take Norwich back down. Credit: PA

Norwich manager Alex Neil is disappointed by the departure of the club's chief executive and says he will assess his own position at the end of the season.

David McNally announced his resignation following the Canaries' loss to Manchester United on Saturday, which left the team four points adrift of safety with two games left to play.

Norwich play Watford on Wednesday, with the future of Hornets head coach Quique Sanchez Flores increasingly uncertain, but Neil's side will be relegated regardless if Sunderland beat Everton.

I'll certainly look at my contribution this season, look at my team individually in terms of their contribution and the bigger picture in terms of the club and what we've managed to do on the field and off the field.

Recruitment is a part of that, a whole load of things needs analysing.

I'll speak to the powers that be and the board but I don't think anything is ever off the table in football. We spoke about Quique Flores earlier on.

At the end of the season I'll be judging how I've performed, how other people have performed and I'm pretty sure people will be judging me. That's normal in the Premier League.

– Alex Neil

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