The defender, 32, has been at Carrow Road since the summer of 2009 and has racked up 278 league appearances for the Canaries since his arrival and has worn the captain’s armband on 149 occasions.
But it appears current Norwich boss Daniel Farke is trying to implement a younger and fresher look in his defensive backline, meaning there’s no room for Scotland international Martin.
As we told you earlier today, Martin has arrived in Glasgow and will probably be announced as an official Rangers player some time this evening, and whilst he wasn’t the greatest player in the history of their club, there’s a lot of love for the veteran from Norwich fans on social media:
Feel the same about Russell Martin leaving as I do Jerome. Absolute model pro an imo a #ncfc legend for all he’s done for our club. Admittedly I’m not a fan of him at centre back. But his time at right back is up there with some absolute greats of the past.
— Matt Johnson (@mattjohnson333) January 16, 2018
Thanks for all the wonderful memories you gave our football club, scoring at anfield, netting one against the scum at Portman road and the few goals you scored in 10-11 season to win or earn us draws all the best at rangers Russell Martin ?? #NCFC pic.twitter.com/DomjdZevvb
— callum thomson (@cthomson16) January 16, 2018
Russell Martin – a man that epitomises everything a footballer should be for #NCFC. Will always look back at his tributes to Peter Oldfield with immense pride. A captain on and off the pitch. This isn’t the end of Russ at #NCFC though, folks. ??? pic.twitter.com/p93TmVgyLX
— Chris Reeve (@ChrisReevo) January 16, 2018
— Diane Davis ? ?? (@Canaryb1rd) January 16, 2018
Russell Martin. Top person, but on the pitch he should've gone years ago. Never a centre back… #NCFC
— Alex (@Alex_Murray_) January 16, 2018
Good luck to @camjerome33 and Russell Martin. Two model professionals who have both done great for Norwich, and deserve their place in the NCFC history books. But think it's the right time for both to move on.
— Tim Key (@Timmy_key) January 16, 2018
Likewise to Jerome, it’ll be sad to see Russell Martin go. Yes I’ve slated him many times in the past but I won’t forget how great of a person he is and what he’s done for the club. We may not be missing him on the pitch but we will miss him all overall #NCFC
— Jack (@TotallyTettey) January 16, 2018
— PinkUn Rage Machine (@pinkun_rage) January 16, 2018
— Henry Griffin (@henryjgriffin) January 16, 2018
I love Russell Martin. Time for a move but he’s been great for us over the years and he’s a top bloke. Hope he does well for Rangers #ncfc
— Lee Jermyn (@LeeJermyn) January 16, 2018
Good luck to Russell Martin at the mighty Rangers.
A model pro and very decent guy, always a pleasure to deal with.
Doubt this is the last we will see of him at #ncfc. He has the club in his heart.
— Rob Butler (@BobRutler) January 16, 2018
Our recruitment has taken some absolute pelters but it has come up trumps on occasion. Russell Martin and Cameron Jerome being two of them. Top pros and they’ll both end up in the HOF. #ncfc
— Duncan Edwards (@duncanedwards8) January 16, 2018
@NorwichCityFC if it’s true that Russell Martin has captained city 149 times, could we not give him the armband one more time. Only fitting for a true servant of the club. #otbc #ncfc what do you think? @JackReeveTNC
— Dave (@davenoelcasey) January 16, 2018
Do you think Martin will be a good signing for Rangers?