John Ruddy signs new four-year Norwich contract

Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy has signed a new four-year deal with the Premier League side.

The 25-year-old, who was named in Roy Hodgson's Euro 2012 England squad before injury forced him to withdraw, will remain at Carrow Road until 2016.

John Ruddy factfile

  • Born 24 October 1986
  • Joined Everton in May 2005 for £250,000.
  • Spent most of his five years at Goodison Park on loan, played for eight clubs before his 21st birthday.
  • Loan clubs served: Walsall, Rushden, Chester, Stockport (twice), Wrexham, Bristol City, Crewe and Motherwell.
  • Joined Norwich in July 2010
  • Named in England's Euro 2012 squad in May before withdrawing due to injury

"I'm delighted. I have never wanted to leave Norwich since I've been here," Ruddy told the club's official website. 

"I've had a great two years so far and I can't wait to be a part of it for the next four years."

Ruddy joined Norwich from Everton in July 2010 and was a key player during the club's promotion from the Championship, before helping the Canaries to a 12th place finish on their return to the top flight.

"I am delighted to have secured John's future at the club for a further four years," said Norwich manager Chris Hughton.

"He has made some fantastic progress over the past couple of years here and he is an integral part of the club's future.

"His great work over the past couple of years has seen him work his way into the England squad with his call-up this summer and hopefully he can continue his great progress now for years to come."