Norwich City completed the signing of Grant Hanley from Newcastle on a four-year deal last week.

The Scottish international put pen to paper on the contract after completing his medical at Colney on Wednesday.

He is currently in the Scotland squad for this week’s international fixtures, where he will link up with his new teammates Steven Naismith and Russell Martin.

Hanley has joined the club for a fee, thought to be, in the region of £3.5m. This is £2m less than Newcastle paid for him.

Newcastle signed Hanley for £5.5m from Blackburn last summer, but only started a handful of games as the club won the Championship title.

He now joins a Norwich side desperately looking to improve their defence after letting in 12 goals in the first five games of the season.

Hanley was Norwich’s fourth central defensive signing of the summer. He joins Christoph Zimmermann, Marcel Franke and Sean Raggett in bolstering the club’s options at the back.

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