‘Your loss’ – Fans react to the ex-NUFC defender whose earned ‘legendary status’ at his new club

We’ve heard very little of former NUFC defender Grant Hanley since he left the club last year, however Norwich fans are absolutely loving him – with the no nonsense centre-back fast becoming a ‘Norwich legend’ after his ‘phenomenal’ displays this season.

As we know, he was signed by Benitez ahead of our 2016/17 Championship season, but to say he was used sparingly is an understatement given his £6m fee, with him featuring in just 10 league games out of a possible 46.

The ex-Blackburn defender joined Norwich in the summer for £3.5m and it hasn’t taken him long to become a big hit with Canary fans.

His no nonsense style, solid defending and superb assist in the recent East Anglian derby are just a few reasons why Norwich fans are calling him their ‘signing of the season’.

Here’s a few interesting tweets from Norwich fans in support of the centre-back – with one even claiming it’s Newcastle’s loss to have sold him so soon:

Big praise from the Norwich City fans, who clearly hold the former NUFC centre-back in high regard already despite them enduring a struggling season by their standards (currently 14th).

He was always going to be a solid Championship defender, so his success at Norwich is no surprise to me, however I suspect Newcastle and Rafa Benitez felt he may have struggled with the pace of the Premier League.

Were we right to let him go so soon? I think so, but let us know your thoughts folks!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

One thought on “‘Your loss’ – Fans react to the ex-NUFC defender whose earned ‘legendary status’ at his new club

  1. Credit where it’s due, Hanley is a no nonsense old fashioned centre back. No frills, just does the job he’s asked to well.
    Good luck to him at Norwich, hope he does it for them but no disrespect to him or the club, Championship is his level. An excellent Championship player who gives it 100%. You can ask no more than that.


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