REPORT: Burnley Set to Sign Wolverhampton Wanderers Goalkeeper Will Norris

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Burnley are set to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Will Norris, according to Tim Spiers of The Athletic.

Will Norris Set to Join Burnley

Out of Loan Last Season

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with League One club Ipswich Town.

Norris spent much of the season being alternated in and out of the side, sharing the number one spot with Tomas Holy. His poor positioning and awareness were cited as reasons for him eventually becoming second-choice.

The former Cambridge United goalkeeper made 20 appearances during his time at Portman Road, conceding 24 goals.

Competition for Nick Pope?

It is likely that Norris will act in a similar role to his one at Molineux.

The 27-year-old has spent much of his time with Wolves in a supporting role, initially as a number two to John Ruddy. However, when they were promoted to the Premier League, he dropped down to being the third choice following the arrival of Rui Patricio.

Norris joined Wolves after an impressive season with Cambridge. He conceded just 51 goals in 50 games in the 2015/16 season, keeping 14 clean sheets in the process.

After making the move to the Midlands, he has predominantly featured in cup competitions, and is likely to do the same again at Burnley.

The Clarets are already well-stocked in-between the sticks. Nick Pope is the undisputed first-choice at Turf Moor, and is unlikely to be displaced anytime soon. His 15 clean sheets helped Sean Dyche’s men finish 10th in the table.

Furthermore, Dyche also has Bailey Peacock-Farrell at his disposal. Since joining from Leeds United, the Northern Irishman has played a similar role to Norris at Wolves. He struggled to displace both Pope and Joe Hart, and subsequently failed to make an appearance last season.

As a result, Norris is unlikely to be joining Burnley to become the first-choice goalkeeper, and may find appearances limited.

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