Norwich City sign Lee Camp

Norwich City have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp from Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

The Northern Ireland International has been in impressive form over the past few seasons in the Championship and now moves to the Premier League to test his credentials at the highest level.

Nottingham Forest confirmed his departure this afternoon, and details are to be revealed regarding the length of the contract he will sign for The Canaries, which will be his second spell with the club after joining on loan briefly in 2006.

He will compete with goalkeeper Mark Bunn for a starting place at Carrow Road, due to first team goalkeeper John Ruddy currently being out injured.

Camp said of his move to Norwich: “Any player wants to be in the Premier League and I’m very fortunate to be given this opportunity,”

“I’m delighted. It all came around pretty quickly and it turned out to be a pretty straightforward decision in the end. I’m really pleased to be here. Hopefully I can add to the experience and competition already here and challenge for a place in the team.”

Norwich manager Chris Hughton said: “Lee will give us some really valuable experience alongside Mark Bunn with John Ruddy still out injured for a while.

“He’s a proven goalkeeper and he’s at a good age. He of course knows Norwich well having had a loan spell here a few years ago and the deal until the end of the season suits all parties.

“He will bring increased competition and will also allow us the chance to search for a loan move for Declan Rudd to get him some good first-team experience somewhere.”