Ruddy signs new Canaries deal

Image: John Ruddy: Norwich goalkeeper has penned a new long-term deal at Carrow Road

Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy has signed a new four-year deal with the Canaries.

It's a fantastic club to play for, says Norwich goalkeeper

Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy has signed a new four-year deal with the Canaries. The 25-year-old, who joined from Everton in 2010, enjoyed an impressive season on Norwich's return to the Premier League, earning a call-up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2012 before injury forced him to withdraw. Ruddy was tipped to link up with former boss Paul Lambert at Aston Villa but has put an end to speculation by signing until 2016, with a further year in the club's favour. He joins Andrew Surman and Russell Martin in committing themselves to the Canaries and has revealed his delight at getting security for his family with a long-term deal. "I'm delighted," he told Norwich's official website. "I have never wanted to leave Norwich since I've been here. I've had a great two years so far, and I can't wait to be a part of it for the next four years. "I love the atmosphere around the place and it's a fantastic club to play for. We've a new manager coming in too, who I'm looking forward to working with. "The main thing for me is that my family are really settled here as well. My lad starts school in September so it's nice to get a bit of security for them too. "It's been a non-stop rollercoaster since I joined, with a lot more highs than lows, thankfully, and hopefully that will continue over the course of the next four years."

Key part

New Norwich boss Chris Hughton has been linked with a move for Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland but is happy to keep Ruddy at Carrow Road. "I am delighted to have secured John's future at the club for a further four years. He has been a key part of the club since he has arrived," said Hughton. "He has made some fantastic progress over the past couple of years here and is an integral part of the club's future. "His great work over the past couple of years has seen him work his way into the England squad with his call-up this summer and hopefully he can continue his great progress now for years to come."

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