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Norwich City sign defender Marcel Franke

14 July 2017

Defender Marcel Franke has joined Norwich City on a three-year-deal with a year’s further option from Bundesliga II side Greuther Fürth for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old centre-back came through the youth system at hometown club Dynamo Dresden, featuring regularly for their reserve team before switching to Hallescher in 2013.

He joined Fürth two years later, making 31 league appearances and scoring twice last season as they finished eighth in Germany’s second tier.

Having completed his move to the Canaries, Franke told Norwich City TV: “It’s a big club in England with a great stadium and amazing supporters.

“It was an easy step for me. I had good conversations with the coach and he convinced me Norwich was the right club.

“I want to play football with the team so I’m looking forward to this."

Head Coach Daniel Farke added: "We were searching for some improvements in defence so I’m happy.

"He’s a really solid defender but also solid at building up our game. Marcel is a young guy at just 24 so has lots of potential but is also pretty experienced.

"I’m really glad to bring in a centre-back with this quality. He’s the perfect fit for our squad."


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