Ex-Norwich City midfielder David Bell completes ‘unbelievable’ move to non-league King’s Lynn Town

David Bell faces the camera while at Norwich City ahead of the 2008/09 season. Picture: Simon Finlay

David Bell faces the camera while at Norwich City ahead of the 2008/09 season. Picture: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant © 2008

Semi-professional King's Lynn Town have this morning completed a massive transfer coup by signing former Norwich City midfielder David Bell.

Gary Setchell has convinced the 30-year-old to join the Linnets after he decided to cancel his contract by mutual consent at League One Notts County and drop into the part-time game.

Bell – who has amassed more than £1m in transfer fees during his professional career – is thought to be keen on pursuing a career in coaching as well as playing in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Setchell, who has stayed in touch with the Irish ace since they were both at Rushden & Diamonds, hailed the big-name arrival as an 'unbelievable coup' and 'monstrous signing' for Lynn.

The Kettering-born player made his name with Rushden and Luton Town before the Canaries paid £600,000 for his services in July 2008. He appeared 20 times for the Carrow Road club.

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Coventry City reportedly dished out £500,000 to take him back to the Midlands in January 2009 and the midfielder, who can operate out wide or through the middle, remained there until last summer.

After 98 appearances in three-and-a-half-years, scoring six goals, he joined County on a free following his release from the Sky Blues.

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Bell has played 13 times this term but is now set to make his first appearance in Lynn colours when Ilkeston arrive at The Walks tomorrow.

- Read tomorrow's EDP for more on Lynn's huge capture.

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