Tuesday 17 October 2017

Mulumbu to join Norwich

Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is to join Norwich on a free transfer.
Midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is to join Norwich on a free transfer.

Norwich have confirmed the signing of former West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old DR Congo international will join the Canaries on July 1 when his contract at The Hawthorns expires.

Mulumbu becomes the second signing by Norwich since their victory in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley, with Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans making his move from West Brom permanent.

Canaries boss Alex Neil, who guided the club back to the Barclays Premier League after taking over in January, believes Mulumbu will bring with him invaluable experience.

"The fact that we have been able to pick Youssouf up on a free transfer is a fantastic piece of business," Neil said on canaries.co.uk.

"His arrival will add to the competition for places. We have a strong squad with a lot of players that have done well in the Premier League and Youssouf will bring that competition to the squad.

"He has vast experience of the Premier League, but he is still at a good age.

"You generally say that a player comes into their peak between 27 and 32, and he is right in the middle of that.

"He is another fantastic player to add to an already-strong squad going into the Premier League."

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