Norwich to land Northern Ireland Euro 2016 hero

Date published: Tuesday 19th July 2016 10:15

Michael McGovern: Heading for Norwich

Michael McGovern: Heading for Norwich

Norwich are poised to secure the signing of Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on a free transfer, TEAMtalk.com has learnt.

McGovern is a free agent after leaving Hamilton earlier this summer and a number of clubs have been chasing his signature following his heroics for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016.

McGovern produced one of the best individual performances of Euro 2016 with a stunning display in the 1-0 defeat to Germany with the goalkeeper making a number of superb saves to keep the scoreline respectable.

Norwich are in the market for goalkeeping reinforcements having allowed Jake Keane leave for Sheffield Wednesday and Remi Matthews go on loan to Hamilton.

Canaries boss Alex Neil is a big admirer of McGovern having worked with him during his time in charge of Hamilton and he is hoping to be reunited with him at Carrow Road.

Neil now has just two senior keepers on his books at Carrow Road in John Ruddy and Declan Rudd, and he revealed after Saturday’s 3-0 friendly win at Peterborough he expects to bring in a new addition.

“I will soon resolve that situation,” he told the Eastern Daily Press. “I am hopeful of doing something and other things are moving. We are trying to be as active as we can. I am currently working on a lot of things. Yes, I think Jake might be joining them (Sheffield Wednesday) over the next day or so. It won’t leave us light even though we have let Remi (Matthews) go out to join Hamilton.”

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