TIMM Klose is excited about his ‘big chance’ after completing a move to Norwich City, becoming the Club’s fourth recruit of the January transfer window.
Klose, 27, signed for the Canaries on Monday subject to governing body approval, agreeing a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee from Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg.
In an exclusive interview with canaries.co.uk, the defender said that it has always been his ambition to prove himself at the top level of the English game, having played his football in Switzerland and Germany before now.
“It means the world to me to have a chance in the Premier League,” commented the Swiss international.
“When I started football, for me it was always a dream to play in the Premier League and now Norwich have given me a big chance. Now I want to give everything I can to be a good player in this league.
“When I looked up the schedule and at all the next matches, I was pretty excited. I’m happy to play against great teams and good players and to improve my own game and reach the next level.
“I’m fit, we did two weeks of preparation at Wolfsburg and it was tough, so I’m ready now to touch the ball again and I’m looking forward to it.”
The former FC Thun man is represented by Gaetano Giallanza, who played for the Canaries between 2000 and 2002 and told Klose only good things about the Club.
His own first impressions have been promising too, adding: “You can smell the football.
“In Germany, also sometimes in Switzerland, everything is very modern and new with everything, sometimes you lose the feeling of football.
“But when I came here and saw the training ground, the stadium, and everything – it was fantastic. This place smells like football, and that’s how I want to play.
“I knew that my agent played for Norwich so I’d heard some good stories. I knew about the history of the Club and everything was great in the end so I decided to move here.
“I can’t wait to hear the fans and play in front of them. Gaetano told me about them, he showed me some pictures and when he was here for a game he took some videos so I had a little impression of what to expect, so I’m looking forward to it.
“It’s a big step for me to go from Germany, the German language, to a new level and a new chapter in my life.”