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Snodgrass had to take topflight chance

27 Jul 2012 07:46:55

Snodgrass had to take topflight chance

New Norwich signing Robert Snodgrass has admitted the chance to play in the Barclays Premier League was too good to pass up.

Norwich completed the signing of the midfielder from Leeds on a three-year deal on Thursday. The 24-year-old, who joined the Canaries for an undisclosed fee, became manager Chris Hughton's third summer signing following Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker.

Snodgrass told Norwich's official 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 said: "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.

"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."

Snodgrass made 193 appearances during his four-year spell with Leeds, scoring 41 goals.

He also has five caps for Scotland and Hughton is confident he will be a success in the Premier League.

"Robert is an excellent addition to the squad and I'm delighted to add a player of his calibre to the team," he said.

"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."


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