Shane Duffy has gone through a very difficult period in his career over the last couple of years.
Once it became clear that he would no longer be first choice at Brighton, he made the move to Celtic. However, his time in Glasgow was a difficult one and he eventually found himself out of the team. While he would then return for another campaign at the Amex, his move to Fulham this season has not gone to plan.
The Derry man has not started a single league game during his spell at Craven Cottage, playing a total of 17 minutes across five substitute appearances. His move to the club was made permanent back in January in order to allow Fulham to bring in another loan signing, although his contract will expire next month.
Duffy will be available on a free transfer and will want to choose his next club carefully. After two failed moves and falling out of the Irish squad, the 31-year old will not get many more opportunities to get his career back on track.
Shane Duffy reportedly set to sign deal with new club
Pink Un are reporting that Shane Duffy is close to signing for Norwich City on a free transfer. It is said that the two parties are close to agreeing terms on a contract, which the player can sign after Fulham complete their Premier League campaign this afternoon.
This would be an interesting move for the defender. Norwich City finished in 13th place in the Championship this season, although they will likely be hoping to make a promotion push in the upcoming campaign.
Should he join, he would link up with Ireland teammate Andrew Omobamidele in the defence, with the experienced duo of Ben Gibson and Grant Hanley also featuring for the club this season. Hanley recently suffered an achilles injury that is likely to keep him out of action until 2024.
Consistent playing time should he Duffy's at this point, meaning you would imagine he has been given some type of assurance over the the game time he would receive at Norwich.
Hopefully this will be the move that reignites his career.