Familiar faces will aid Marco Stiepermann's settling in process at Norwich City, according to the man himself.
Stiepermann became the Canaries' ninth addition to the senior squad on Sunday, in what has proven to be a busy summer of transfer activity at Carrow Road.
Among those arrivals is Marcel Franke, who was a teammate of the 26-year-old midfielder SpVgg Greuther Fürth during the 2015-16 season.
"I know Marcel and Mario Vrančić and we spoke about the club, which was good," Stiepermann told Norwich City TV.
"It will help me and make a lot of things easier. They told me so much about the club and I also had conversations with the Head Coach and Sporting Director.
"I know how we want to play football and I think I am a good player for this. I'm a flexible midfield player with a good left foot and one of my strengths is giving assists to the forwards."
The former Borussia Dortmund player says moving over from his homeland was always a possibilty, given the reputation of English football.
"It's a dream of a German boy to play in the Premier League and maybe we can do that next year," he outlined.
"I’m very happy to be joining a traditional club in England. I’ve seen the city here and it’s very nice.
"I didn’t need a long time to think about it because I was very interested in English football clubs. I've known about Norwich City for a long time and it's good for me to play here.
"The training ground is perfect and everything is very English, which I like. I will give my best to help the team."