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Farke on Franke: A fit for our ideas and character

14 July 2017

The qualities Marcel Franke can bring will make him the ideal capture for Norwich City, according to Head Coach Daniel Farke.

Franke completed a move to Carrow Road on Friday, penning an initial three-year deal following two seasons with Bundesliga II outfit Greuther Fürth.

After securing his seventh summer signing, Farke told "Marcel is a really solid defender who is pretty good at heading and one-on-ones.

"He’s also solid at building up our game and has a lot of potential. Last year he played almost all the games for Greuther Fürth and did well.

"He was one of the best players in Bundesliga II and many German clubs were trying to engage him. I had several meetings with Marcel and spoke about our football, as well as our working style.

"I’m really glad to bring in a centre-back with this quality. Although he is pretty young at 24-years-old, he has a lot of experience.

"We wanted a player that fits to the ideas and character at Norwich so he’s the perfect fit for our squad.”

Franke may have to bide his time for a first involvement in City colours, with the club’s fourth fixture of pre-season at Cambridge United coming hot on the heels of the centre-back’s arrival in England.

"It’s a little bit too early to make a decision for this weekend," Farke explained.

"It could be that he gets some minutes there. We want to get him on the pitch as soon as possible because he needs to adapt to our style.

"He needs to get used to our guys and the way we are playing. That might happen on Saturday but we will take the decision after training in the afternoon on Friday so will see what happens."

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