Norwich City are set to complete the signing of Northern Ireland’s goalkeeper Michael McGovern, according to BBC Sport.
The Championship new boys appear to have fought off wide competition for the services of the free agent, who impressed for Northern Ireland during their Euro 2016 campaign.
The 32-year-old stopper left Hamilton Academical upon the expiry of his contract and was widely reported to favour a move to England with Bristol City and a few Premier League clubs, such as Southampton, reportedly interested in McGovern.
McGovern has played 15 games for Northern Ireland, including 4 at the European Championships.
The move was perhaps softened by Norwich’s young goalkeeper Remi Matthews becoming McGovern’s direct replacement at Hamilton after joining on loan recently. McGovern joins Declan Rudd and John Ruddy in the senior goalkeeping ranks at Carrow Road – perhaps opening the exit door for one of them.
He will become Alex Neil’s second summer signing, following the arrival of Sergi Canos from Liverpool.
Norwich fans – what do you think? Is McGovern a good signing? What does this mean for the future of Rudd or Ruddy?
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