Lambert snaps up Ayala to stiffen Canaries defence

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Norwich have signed defender Daniel Ayala from Liverpool on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old Spaniard becomes manager Paul Lambert's eighth buy this summer.

Ayala joined Liverpool from Seville in 2007, but found his first-team opportunities limited at Anfield and last season spent loan spells in the Championship at both Hull and Derby.

Lambert said: "He's a young player and played against us for Hull and Derby, and I thought he was strong and aerial as well."

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