Monday 19 February 2018

Norwich have bid accepted for Newcastle defender Grant Hanley

Norwich have had a bid accepted for Grant Hanley
Norwich have had a bid accepted for Grant Hanley

Norwich have agreed a fee with Newcastle for defender Grant Hanley.

The Scotland international is yet to settle personal terms but the Canaries have made a swift move to sign him, Press Association Sport understands.

Norwich have shipped 15 goals in their opening seven games in all competitions as they struggle under new boss Daniel Farke.

They lost 4-0 at newly promoted Millwall on Saturday which underlined the need for defensive reinforcements.

The Canaries have rebuilt their defence this summer but still desperately need to add quality to their backline as they sit in the Sky Bet Championship bottom three.

Hanley is surplus to requirements at Newcastle with Fulham also reportedly interested.

He made just five league starts last season after moving from Blackburn as Newcastle won the Sky Bet Championship.

Hanley featured in their League Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest last week but has no future under Rafa Benitez.

Press Association

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