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Saturday 28 July 2012

Defender Turner makes move to Norwich

Experienced centre-half completes switch from Sunderland on two-year deal

Defender Michael Turner has completed a switch from Sunderland to Norwich City

Norwich City have signed central defender Michael Turner from Sunderland on a two-year deal.

The 28-year-old becomes manager Chris Hughton's fourth summer signing after Jacob Butterfield, Steven Whittaker and Robert Snodgrass arrived at Carrow Road.

Turner has played 110 Barclays Premier League matches with Hull City and Sunderland.

"I’m happy to have been able to welcome him to Norwich City"
- Chris Hughton

Hughton told the Norwich City website: “I’m delighted to be able to bring Michael into the squad as he is a player with a wealth of Premier League experience.

“He is joining us at a good age and I’m happy to have been able to welcome him to Norwich City.

“Like with Snodgrass, Butterfield, and Whittaker it’s nice to bring players in with a good amount of time left in pre-season so they are able to gel with the squad ahead of the first game of the season."

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Key Points

  • Michael Turner joins Norwich for undisclosed fee
  • Has played 110 Barclays Premier League matches for Hull and Sunderland
  • Becomes the fourth new arrival since Chris Hughton took over at Norwich