Championship outlet Norwich City have reportedly tabled a contract offer to out of contract Northern Irish goalkeeper Michael McGovern, according to Read Norwich.
McGovern was arguably the biggest star in Northern Ireland’s staggering Euro 2016 campaign, where they escaped the ‘group of death’ containing world champions Germany, Poland and Ukraine, before going out in noble fashion to semi-finalists Wales in the Round of 16.
It was an unlikely success story however, considering McGovern was released by Scottish side Hamilton Academical at the end of the 2015/16 campaign.
After an outstanding tournament, the Irish keeper’s stock has clearly soared, and now Championship side Norwich City have made a formal approach for the 31-year-old.
McGovern will most likely play understudy to John Ruddy should Alex Neil persuade him to put pen to paper at Carrow Road, but after his meteoric rise from Hamilton reject to National hero, you would be daft to rule him out of taking the number one jersey for himself.
Norwich fans, what do you make of this news? Would McGovern be better than Ruddy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!