Norwich City tonight completed the signing of Spanish defender Javier Garrido.

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The 27-year-old has agreed a season-long loan move from Serie A giants Lazio, with the Canaries having an option to extend the deal beyond the current campaign. Norwich boss Chris Hughton confirmed earlier in the day City had been in advanced talks with the Italians to try and make the former Manchester City left-back his fifth summer addition. Garrido underwent a medical today and will be available for the club’s Premier League campaign once Norwich receive international clearance.

“I’m absolutely delighted to bring in someone of Javier’s quality,” Hughton told the club’s official site. “It gives us real competition in the squad, and for me an important factor was the fact that he had played in the Premier League before. He has played in La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League, so he is a player of real experience.

“We will endeavour to strengthen the squad where we can and if we find individuals who are right for this football club.”

The former Real Sociedad defender made 49 appearances for Manchester City during a three-year spell in the north-west before moving to Rome for £2.5m in July 2010.

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31 comments

  • i work in london just heard from spurs fan kyle naughton is norwich bound

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    Graham Hemmings

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Ho-ho, Canary Wurst! You refer to "The King of Spain"? Will we have to find a new nickname for Lapps or does he own the Brand now? ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Blocked thrice. Gist. Sky reporting 3 clubs chasing Morison.

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    zebbee

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • @MBAM, surely that's now two spaniards competing with Tierney for the left back spot?

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    Canary Wurst

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • My first post related to Garrido, Brew. I think he's played something like 70 games in 5 years. As for Dragovic, I'd rather we spent the money elsewhere. I wonder what Hoots thinking is there? To off- load Barny or Ward, perhaps?

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • If Garrido is as short as the EDP profile suggests, he can assume Naughton`s Lambertian tag "Grasshopper" leaving Lapps unchallenged as "King of Spain". If Naughton does return he then needs a new nickname. How about "Manx"?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Good news, that`s a key weakness covered.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • What's that Canary Wurst - Garrido overLappin?

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • looks like a good option, the defence has certainly had some investment now.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Re: MB's comments about Dragovic, I really hope that this is just a vicious rumour and CH isn't going to waste £4.5m on a player who behaves like Joey Barton. I thought the idea was to tighten up the defence. Buying unstable players isn't going to help our cause, especially in the PL where some of the ref's are itching to flash a card or two.

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    CovCanary

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Sorry to have read your comment, canarydownunder ;-). I looked up Aleksandar Dragovic on Wiki. He`s only 21, an Austrian-born Serb who plays for Austrian National team -14 games so far. Central defender. He has played altogether 150 times already. Has a record of eccentric\Joey Bartonish behaviour - have a look on Wiki!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • The Daily Mail are now reporting that we've made a 4.5m bid for Basle central defender Aleksander Drogovic. I thought Hoots said we had too many centre backs? Its another goal scorer we need as the top priority.

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • not sure he will be used as cover, I can see him starting on saturday.ole ole ole

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • What would Robbie savage know about football? http:www.bbc.co.uksport0football19280434

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • I'm not one to take too much from rumour and speculation but if there is interest in Morison from other clubs maybe CH is looking at a new striker; Jordan Rhodes perhaps?!! As for Garrido, sounds a good solid signing for me. And I definitely would be over the moon to see Naughton back, very classy player and would be a brilliant addition to the squad.

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Kyle Naughton? Yes, please!! Btw, thanks to Scrim for discovering the backslash\reverse oblique. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • I mean Dragovic!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • @MB, Lapps is King of Spain for me, so think we need a new nickname for Garrido. Known for his overlapping runs according to wikipedia. That sounds good. Recent appearance record less impressive though. Naughton would indeed be good news. Again based on wikipedia, Dragovic simply looks scary.

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    Canary Wurst

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Thanks for posting the teams MD. I tried but I guess there must be a part of Birm'in'ham the old censor doesnt like?

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    zebbee

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • He certainly has a good pedigree, but I see he hasn't played that many first team games over the last few years. I hope he still has the hunger and motivation that under-pinned Lambo's signings. We don't want another Helveg! I am sure Hoots knows what he doing.

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • FC Basel 1893 are my local team and at present there is nothing about this in the local news. Austrian-Serb Dragovic has done well here but he is 21 and well wild. His most notorious action was slapping slap-head politician Ueli Maurer after this year's cup final, which he had to go to Bern to appologise for. What will not be obvious is that Herr Maurer, former Colnel of the Swiss Infantry Bicycle Division, is Number 2 in the SVP - the powerful Swiss Ultra-Right party who run blatently racist campaigns that would be illegal in Germany or the UK. They have a strong hand in Swiss football and so I would not be surprised if Dragovic was advised to leave. However, I don't think that he would suit Naaridge.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • two m ore needed curtis davis and jordan rhodes come on the board go and them otbc

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    Graham Hemmings

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • I don't know to much about him, but I'm glad we have cover at LB. Welcome to NCFC Garrido =)

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    ImDrunky

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • Thanks for posting the teams MD. I tried but I guess there must be a part of Birm'in'ham the old censor doesnt like?

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    zebbee

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Blackburn reportedly had a £6m bid for Rhodes rejected, with Hudersfield saying no-one has got near their valuation. For me, £6m plus is a lot to spend on a player unproven in the Championship, let alone the Prem. The whole point of our policy of buying good, young, upcoming players from the lower leagues was that they would have good value and if they didn't work out then they wouldn't have broken the bank. Assuming we bought Rhodes, how much would we realistically get for him in a few years when he moved on?? I am just wondering if there is better value to be had elsewhere.

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    Preston Canary

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • I wonder if he will be as successful as our last Spanish player, Juan Velasco?

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    Adams is God

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • Just about to type a similar message zebbee, when I read yours. The Daily Mail reports QPR, Middlesbro` & Brum are interested in Morison. They also claim that City watched Basel recently but Dragoviv was only on the bench. Still, Air-Miles are Air-Miles for Ewan Chester! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Whilst I agree with you Preston I think there comes a time when you have to push the boat out a little! Any signing; even from the Premiership; will always be a risk. In order to fully establish ourselves in the PL we will have to, at some stage, start spending bigger amounts of money. Saying that, there is a lot of talent in the lower leagues and so far we have done exceptionally well to get good classy players who have acquitted themselves well!! Jordan Rhodes might be over priced but it could be worth it in the long run. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Hi, cdu. Yes, I realised your 1st post was ref Garrido. You beat me to the "OverLappin" pun!! Ref Naughton, he`s more a RB than LB isn`t he? Though he has done both for us. As a RB he would release Cafu for CB duties then we wouldn`t need Scary Dragovic? Btw is Lapps called "King of Spain" purely `cos he can re-grow his (singed) beard before half-time or is it something more esoteric? OTBC ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 17, 2012

  • well who's a pretty boy then! sorry forgot we're canaries not parrots. just when we thought we didnt have a spaniard in the squad for this season.

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    MBA Marine

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • I hope you are correct Graham, Naughton is absolute quality and we need him. if this is true there wuld be 4 people competing for left back; Garrido, Tierney, Naughton and lets not forget "The King Of Spain"

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    Speedy

    Friday, August 17, 2012

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