The defender completes the switch after a successful year’s loan at the club.
Norwich City have announced that they have tied up a deal to sign left-back Javier Garrido on a permanent deal from Lazio.
Garrido has spent last season on-loan at Carrow Road and impressed enough for Chris Hughton to decide to make a bid for the 28-year-old.
The Spaniard will join Norwich permanently on July 1 after an undisclosed fee was agreed between the two clubs for the defender’s signature.
“I’m delighted to have secured the services of Javi on a permanent basis,” Hughton told the club’s website.
“He has played 34 games for us this season and the fact that we’ve signed him is a testament to the contribution he has made to the team since joining us last summer.”
The move comes after the Canaries secured their Premier League status for at least one more year in emphatic style at the weekend, beating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 on Sunday.
It had looked as if Hughton and his side would be dragged into the relegation battle heading into the last game of the season, but those three vital points against the Baggies puts Norwich on 41 points – effectively safe barring a mathematical improbability.
Garrido’s debut season in Norfolk was not the former Real Sociedad player’s first taste of Premier League football, as he played for Manchester City between 2007 and 2010, making 62 appearances.
“I’m so happy to have signed full-time for Norwich City,” the defender said about the deal.