According to The Sunday People, via BBC Sport, Norwich City have offered Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern a contract.

McGovern is a free agent having left Hamilton this summer, which leaves him free to join any club without the need of a transfer fee.

This means that Norwich will only have to deal with the player, instead of having to have a bid accepted by the club first. This may be what has attracted Alex Neil to the signing.

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The Norwich manager has already managed McGovern before, in his time managing Hamilton, as well as playing with the shot-stopper, also at Hamilton. So, Neil knows exactly what to expect from the Northern Irishman.

The 31-year-old impressed at the European Championships this summer as Northern Ireland make it into the knock-out stages before being kicked out by Wales in the last-16.

He is sure to have a number of clubs interested in his signature, but Norwich could be the most alluring prospect for him.