Dutch midfielder joins on four-year deal
CITY are delighted to confirm the signing of Dutch international midfielder Leroy Fer from FC Twente on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.
Fer, 23, becomes Chris Hughton’s sixth summer signing, with Javier Garrido, Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond, Martin Olsson and Carlo Nash having already put pen to paper as the Canaries prepare for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League campaign.
The 6ft 2in midfield powerhouse started his career at Feyenoord, where he scored 14 goals in 103 appearances before moving to FC Twente in 2011. He has made 71 appearances and scored 21 times for Twente.
On the international scene, Fer captained Holland at Under-17 level and went on to play at Under-19 level before progressing to the Under-21 side, where he had a successful impact in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Finals in Israel this summer.
He has made two full international appearances for his country.
City boss Chris Hughton commented: “We are really pleased to have acquired the signature of a player with the qualities that Leroy has.
“He’s a very versatile Dutch international and at 23 he has that pleasing balance of having acquired experience playing over 100 games in the Dutch League - but still having plenty of time ahead of him to continue his development as a player here with us at Norwich City.”