Norwich City have made VfL Bochum midfielder Marco Stiepermann their ninth first team signing of the summer transfer window on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 26-year-old came through the youth ranks of Borussia Dortmund, making his senior Bundesliga debut in December 2009 against VfL Wolfsburg.
He joined FC Energie Cottbus in 2012, before moving on to SpVgg Greuther Fürth two years later – the same Club Canaries defender Marcel Franke was with from 2015 to 2017.
After completing his move, Stiepermann told Norwich City TV: "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’ve known about Norwich City for a long time.
"It’s good for me to play here. I know Marcel and Mario Vrančić and we spoke about the club, which was good."
On his latest addition to the squad, Head Coach Daniel Farke said: "Marco is an all-rounder and a creative guy.
"He started his career as a number ten but the last season played as a holding midfielder and in the left full-back position a lot. He will give us many options and is at a good age so that will help us to be more flexible."