David Norris has completed his move to Leeds United this afternoon after passing a medical Thorp Arch today.
Norris will forever be remembered for scoring a 94th minute equaliser for Pompey against the Scummers at St. Mary’s last season and will always be remembered by the Fratton faithful.
The midfielder joins Leeds on a free transfer after agreeing to cancel his current contract at Fratton Park, which had two years remaining on it.
It was reported in the Yorkshire Post that Pompey were set to receive a fee of around £250,000 for Norris’ services but nothing has been confirmed.
David’s wife Claire confirmed the news on Twitter earlier when she said: “David’s officially a Leeds player. It’s with a heavy heart to leave a fantastic club, people, house, school and area. Wish we could have stayed longer.”
Michael Appleton told the club’s official website: “Chuck (Norris) had a fantastic season for us – he was a pivotal part of the team as a midfielder who gets goals.
“He will be a real asset to Leeds. Neil Warnock will be delighted to have secured his services.”
Whereas his new boss, Neil Warnock, said of his new signing: “I’ve always liked him since he was at Plymouth and I’ve followed him since then.
“He has good energy and the way we are at the moment you can’t get enough good players in that area. I think he’ll fit in well, he’ll fight for his place and give us the competition. He’ll be another good signing I think.
“He’s got a knack for goals. I’ve already mentioned about Paul Green scoring a few goals this year and it’s the same with Norris. I think he has got that in his locker.”
Norris made 42 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals!
We wish Norris and his family all the best for the future and thank David for his time and hard work during a tough season at Fratton Park.