Norwich City news

Turner delighted with Canaries move

August 9, 2012
By Kristan Heneage

Former Sunderland defender Michael Turner says he had no concerns about leaving the club to join Norwich City.

Turner, 28 joined the Wearsiders from Hull City in 2009 for a fee of £4 million, but decided to leave the Stadium of Light this summer and sign a two-year deal with the Canaries - who survived their first season back in the Premier League. But despite moving to a less established top-flight club, Turner is convinced he has made the right move.

"As soon as I knew Norwich were interested I was very keen to make the move." Turner told the Sunderland Echo.

"I watched Norwich quite a bit last season and was very impressed with how they played and the players they have in the squad, so it ticked all boxes for me, really. I'm very much looking forward to the challenge."

Turner insists he is now edging closer to full fitness ahead of the new Premier League season.

"I'm not far away now in terms of fitness," he said. "It did take it out of me going to Korea [on tour with Sunderland] and then coming back and coming straight to Norwich and taking a few days for the deal to be done, so I'm pleased now I'm back in training and getting games and back on it."

Canaries boss Chris Hughton was keen to bolster his defensive options this summer, and has also signed Steven Whittaker on a free transfer from Rangers.