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City set to sign German defender Christoph Zimmermann

15 June 2017

Norwich City are set to sign central defender Christoph Zimmermann, 24, on a two-year deal with a year option.

Zimmermann is due to join the Canaries on July 1 following the end of his contract with Borussia Dortmund II. He was a mainstay in the Dortmund II side under Norwich City Head Coach Daniel Farke last season, and was also a regular at the German outfit under current Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner.

He joined Dortmund II in 2014 after two seasons with Borussia Monchengladbach II, and he was also part of Monchengladbach’s youth set-up.

Speaking exclusively to Norwich City TV after signing for the Canaries, Zimmermann said: “I’m extremely delighted and very honoured for the opportunity.

“I’m already counting the days to get started. I’ve had a really positive first impression, so I’m looking forward to meeting all the guys and I cannot wait to start working.”

City’s Head Coach Daniel Farke added: “He’s very big, tall, strong and powerful and he’s an intelligent boy. He was my captain of my under-23 team at Borussia Dortmund, and he fits English football because of his powerful way.

“We’re very happy he’s chosen to come to Norwich.”

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