Burnley sign goalkeeper Will Norris
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Burnley have announced their first signing of the summer, bringing in Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Will Norris on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Ipswich Town, making 20 appearances for the League One side.

It is no surprise Sean Dyche has decided to bolster his goalkeeping department after releasing Joe Hart and Adam Legzdins last month.

Norris – who stands at 6' 5" - began his senior career at Cambridge United before joining Wolves in 2017. He made just eight appearances during his time at Molineux, making his Premier League debut against Fulham in May 2019 as an injury-time substitute.

The goalkeeper will be hoping to provide competition for current No 1 Nick Pope, who started every league game last season and narrowly miss out on the Golden Glove award.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to be here,” Norris told the club’s official website.

“It’s a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to getting going. I heard Burnley were interested, and it just went from there really and it’s the perfect fit for myself and the right opportunity.

“There’s a great goalkeeping unit here, so I’m just hoping to come here and add something a little bit different. Burnley is a great club, an established Premier League club, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for me.”

Norris will now link-up with long-serving goalkeeper coach Billy Mercer, who has a proven track record after turning Tom Heaton and Pope into England internationals.

“There is a lot of growth and progression in Will,” said Mercer.

“He’s just turned 27 and has a lot of years ahead of him, so we felt it was right to go back in for him. We are delighted to have him on board and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

The Clarets are also reportedly keen to strengthen in defence, with Nottingham Forest duo Matty Cash and Joe Worrall linked with a summer move to Turf Moor.

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