Norwich tie captain Grant Hanley down to new-four year deal ahead of their Premier League return, with the Scotland defender admitting he is ‘over the moon’ after extending stay
- Grant Hanley’s renewal will come as a big boost ahead of Premier League return
- Hanley has signed a new deal that will take him through to summer of 2025
- He has made 106 appearances for Norwich since signing from Newcastle in 2017
- The Canaries take on Liverpool at home in their first match back in the top flight
Norwich captain Grant Hanley has signed a four-year contract extension with the newly-promoted Premier League club.
Scotland defender Hanley, 29, who started in all three of his country’s group games at Euro 2020, will remain at Carrow Road until the summer of 2025.
Hanley joined the Canaries in 2017 from Newcastle, and has gone onto make 106 appearances for the club – playing a key role last season in central defence to help his side earn promotion back to the Premier League.
Grant Hanley has put pen to paper on a new deal at Norwich until the summer of 2025
After signing his new deal, Hanley told Norwich’s official website: ‘I’m over the moon. For me, I’m very grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given.
‘Since the moment I walked through the door, It’s been so welcoming and and they’ve made me feel part of something.
‘To commit my future here means a lot to me and my family as well. My partner loves it here and it’s such a nice play to live. I have a little girl now who’s nearly a year old. Everything about the place is great and I’m really pleased.’
Norwich boss Daniel Farke added: ‘It’s great news for us. We’re absolutely delighted to have Grant with us for the coming years.
Hanley (left) played a key role as Norwich lifted the Championship title last season
‘I have been working with him for many years now and it has been a joy and a pleasure. He’s a great character and also our club captain. He is a great footballer and a great personality in the dressing room.’
And Farke will be counting on Hanley’s experience ahead of the club’s Premier League assault after they cruised to Championship glory last season.
Norwich begin their Premier League campaign with an unenviable task at home on August 14 against Liverpool, who will be looking to recapture the title off Manchester City.
Hanley, who started all three of Scotland’s Euro 2020 games, has played 106 times for Norwich