Robert Snodgrass: I jumped at chance to play for Norwich
Robert Snodgrass admits he "jumped at the chance" to play in the Premier league for Norwich City
Robert Snodgrass has revealed he “jumped at the chance” to join Norwich City after the Leeds United midfielder signed a three-year deal at Carrow Road.
The 24-year-old scored 41 goals in 193 appearances at Elland Road and won the club’s Players’ Player of the Year award last season after joining from Livingston in 2008.
The Scotland international becomes Chris Hughton’s third summer signing after the former Newcastle United manager snapped up Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker.
“I’m delighted to get it done and dusted and now I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and starting the season,” Snodgrass told the club’s website.
“I firmly believe that the Premier League is the best league in the world, and when Norwich came in for me, I made the step because I believe that Norwich can kick on again.
“Sometimes this window of opportunity doesn’t come about too often, and I jumped at the chance.”
Hughton was appointed as Norwich’s new manager after Paul Lambert quit the Canaries to join Aston Villa in June.
And the former Newcastle boss is confident Snodgrass will become an important player for Norwich.
“He is a player I have admired for a number of years now and he’s at a good age at 24, with some excellent experience from his time with Leeds,” added Hughton.
“He’s also got that international experience with Scotland and is used to playing in big matches both with his country and at Elland Road.
“Robert is an excellent addition to the squad and I’m delighted to add a player of his calibre to the team.
“He had a good goal-scoring record with Leeds and obviously knows a few of the lads already with the squad well from his time at Elland Road and with Scotland.
“I’m sure, like Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker, it won’t take him long to settle in with the squad.”