Wes Hoolahan will depart Norwich City at the end of the season, which has been confirmed by their club website.

The Irish playmaker has made 351 appearances for Norwich City in all competitions since joining the club in 2008 from Blackpool. He recently passed Barry Butler, a club legend, in the club’s all-time appearances table which means he is now joint 16th with Daryl Sutch.

The 35-year-old netted 53 goals in Norwich colours, which includes some spectacular and memorable goals.

His goals, assists and all-round performances throughout his time with Norwich have made him a nightmare for opposing defences, a pleasure for his teammates to play with and a joy for the Norwich fans to watch.

The club have said that there will be a special send-off for Wes Hoolahan before and after Saturday’s final Sky Bet Championship home fixture against Leeds United at Carrow Road.

Wes Hoolahan commented on his departure: “It’s been a great 10 years at this Club. The fans have been amazing to me, the Club have been great and I’m going to miss the place.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself at Norwich City and it’s going to be an emotional day on Saturday against Leeds. I just want to say to the fans thanks for the support, you’ve been amazing throughout my whole time here.

“I’m looking forward to my next challenge, and to organising a testimonial for next year. I’ve had a brilliant time.”

City’s Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “It was a really difficult decision. What he’s done for the Club, both on and off the pitch, is immense. It’s always difficult especially when it’s an end of an era for somebody and I’m just glad he’s going to get the send-off he deserves, and he’s been granted a testimonial which is great.

“No one should underestimate what an achievement it’s been being at a Club of this size for ten years. We should never take that for granted – it’s a massive achievement for him to have stayed fit and to have stayed at this level for as long as he has.

“He’s a player we should all celebrate. If you like football, then you like Wes Hoolahan.”

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