Norwich announce signing of Hoolahan

NORWICH City have announced the signing of Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan from Blackpool.

NORWICH City have announced the signing of Republic of Ireland midfielder Wes Hoolahan from Blackpool.

The 26-year-old, who had attracted the interest of Ipswich Town boss Jim Magilton last season, is Glenn Roeder's second signing of the summer and arrives at Carrow Road on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

City's 26-year-old keeper Matthew Gilks has moved in the opposite direction as part of the deal.

Hoolahan spent two seasons at Bloomfield Road, scoring six goals for The Seasiders in all competitons.

He recently made is international debut for the Republic of Ireland, replacing Andy Keogh in the 89th minute of a 1-0 win over Columbia.