Newcastle United have just put on their web-site that 24 year-old former Blackburn captain and center-back Grant Hanley has been signed by the club – after around three weeks of negotiations.
Grant Hanley after signing on at Newcastle United
Here’s some of that the club has just put on the web-site.
Newcastle United have completed the signing of defender Grant Hanley from Blackburn Rovers.
The 24-year-old Scotland international has put pen to paper on a five-year deal at St. James’ Park and arrives for an undisclosed fee.
Hanley came through the ranks at Blackburn before being handed his debut at the age of 18 in a Premier League fixture at Aston Villa in May 2010.
The centre-back remained at Ewood Park following Rovers’ relegation from the top flight and was appointed captain in January 2014.
In six years at the Lancashire club he made 201 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals.
This is what Grant has said:
“I’m over the moon and delighted to be here,”
“It is a fantastic opportunity to come and play at such a big club and one that I couldn’t turn down.”
“It is an exciting step in my career but it doesn’t stop there.”
“This is just the start and I am looking forward to helping Newcastle get back into the Premier League.”
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added the following:
“I am very pleased to bring Grant Hanley to our project to add his hard work and potential to our squad.”
“It was clear that we needed another central defender and we were seeking someone with good experience in the Championship.”
“Grant is a young player with a lot of ambition to improve and keep growing with us.”
“He is also a strong defender, fast and with personality, a player that surely will increase competitiveness in his position.”
This is another excellent signing by Rafa Benitez.
Welcome to Newcastle Grant!
Here’s our current signings so far this summer and soon we may have to update it for Gini Wijnaldum leaving.
|Matz Sels||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - January||Ajax|
|Tim Krul||Loan from January||AZ Alkmaar|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - season||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|