Friday, 17th August, 2012
Former Manchester City left-back Javier Garrido has completed a loan move to Norwich City from Italian side Lazio.
The full-back joins the Canaries on a season long loan, while the English side also have the option of extending the deal for another season.
This is the 27-year-old’s second coming in the Premier League after having already represented reigning Premier League champions for three years from 2007 to 2010.
Canaries manager, Chris Houghton, is happy with the capture of the Spaniard and said that the player will be a great addition at Carrow Road.
“I’m absolutely delighted to be bringing in somebody of Javier’s quality”, said Houghton while talking to the club’s official website.
The English manager insisted that the player’s arrival will ensure competition for places in the squad and bring out the best from each individual. The manager also said that the 27-year-old’s experience in the Premier League is an added advantage and should help him settle with ease.
“It gives us real competition in the squad, and for me an important factor was the fact that he has played in the Premier League before”, said the 53-year-old.
“He has played in La Liga, Serie A, and the Premier League, so he is a player of real experience.”
The Spanish left-back started his career with Real Sociedad in 2004 before moving to the Citizens in 2007.
Garrido played 49 games in the Premier League in his three years at the club before moving to Lazio in Italy in 2010. Now the player has returned to England.
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