The reaction to Wes Hoolahan's Norwich exit says it all 3 years ago

The reaction to Wes Hoolahan's Norwich exit says it all

Wes Hoolahan will leave Norwich City at the end of the season

The Championship club announced Hoolahan's departure on Monday morning, and revealed that they will give the club legend a special send-off during their final home game of the season on Saturday against Leeds United.

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Hoolahan joined Norwich in 2008 from Blackpool and has made 350 appearances for the Canaries, scoring 53 goals. The Dubliner helped the team earn promotion from League One to the Premier League and played four campaigns in the top-flight.

Hoolahan announced his retirement from international football earlier this year and will turn 36 next month. He walks away from Carrow Road with no regrets.

"It’s been a great ten years. I've thoroughly enjoyed myself at this club and it's going to be an emotional day on Saturday against Leeds," Hoolahan said in an open letter to fans on Norwich's website.

"I spoke to my family last week and it will be great to have them over. I just want then to enjoy it because they can't wait. My ten years have been brilliant, with a lot of ups and downs. To get promoted three times and to have played in the Premier League for four years means that Saturday is going to be an amazing day for everybody involved.

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"It will be strange to leave this club after ten great years but you have to move on. The fans have been amazing to me, the club have been great and I’m going to miss the place. I just want to say to the fans 'thanks for the support', because they've been amazing.

"Even through the downs, they've always turned out. In my first year here we were relegated but then you'd walk out into a League One game in front of 26,000 fans. It's one of the best clubs in the country and the support is always brilliant."

The reaction from Norwich fans to Hoolahan's departure conveys how valued he was and how much he will be missed.

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