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Grant Holt Produces Deftest (360º) Turn Of His Career, Signs New Deal With Norwich

By Alan Duffy

That lower-league journeyman turned Premier League goal-getter, Grant Holt, has signed a new three-year deal with Norwich City, only a month or two after doing the whole ‘loved my time here’ turn and handing in a transfer notice on the back of his admittedly impressive 15-goal debut season in the top tier.

However, with Paul Lambert gone to Aston Villa, the chunky hitman’s itchy feet to leave seems to have been soothed by the dulcet tones of new boss Chris Hughton, who said:

“I said when I first arrived that talking to Grant was a priority, as what he has achieved for Norwich and what he brings to the squad is there for all to see.”

“It’s great news that he has signed a new contract and I’m really looking forward to getting down to work with Grant and the rest of the players when we return to training next week.”

The fact may indeed be that no other clubs were that bothered about the 31-year-old Holt, but whatever the reasons, the striker is staying at Carrow Road. On the club’s official website, Holty said:

“I’m really pleased we’ve agreed things and that I’ve got a three-year deal. It gives me and my family a bit of security.”

“I do appreciate where the club were coming from in terms of the process we’ve gone through to get to this point. Now I’m just really keen to concentrate on getting back to work with the rest of the lads and concentrating on having a good pre-season and getting ready for the start of another season in the Premier League.”

Good luck to him. Although I doubt he’ll have quite as easy a time in the Premier League in 2012/13.

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By Alan Duffy on July 3rd, 2012 in Norwich City. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

6 Responses to “Grant Holt Produces Deftest (360º) Turn Of His Career, Signs New Deal With Norwich”

  1. pray4muamba says:

    second season syndrome will hit him hard

  2. js94 says:

    To give it the correct term he’s “Done a Rooney”

  3. Tellitasitis says:

    To say that no other clubs were that bothered, is a bit harsh…I reckon there would be a couple of League 1 clubs keen to get hold of him in his wanning years.

  4. Flyer says:

    2nd season syndrome will hit Norwich hard, they will be going down and Holt wont reach double figures.

  5. Stevek says:

    180 degree surely?

  6. Alan Duffy says:

    @Stevek – That’s a very very good point.

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