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Daniel Farke: We’re happy to have Hernandez

25 January 2018

Daniel Farke believes Onel Hernandez will have a big impact at Norwich City after the winger penned a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Canaries.

The City boss says Hernandez, who joins City from Eintracht Braunschweig, should have no problem adapting to the Sky Bet Championship.

“He’s a robust winger with a lot of pace so I think he will suit the Championship game,” said Farke. “We believe he can make an impact soon.”

Farke admits he was on the look-out for a pacey winger after Yanic Wildschut’s departure on loan to Cardiff City, and believes Hernandez fits the bill perfectly.

“Onel brings a lot of speed,” Farke said. “He can play in nearly all offensive positions. He’s right-footed but can play on both the left wing and the right wing, and he can also play as a quick striker who can make runs in behind.

“He’s very good in one-on-one duels, and he can assist.”

Eintracht Braunschweig narrowly missed out on promotion to the top tier of the Bundesliga last season, losing in a play-off decider.

“Onel had an outstanding season last season in the German second tier, playing on the wing. He was nearly promoted and he scored lots of goals and had lots of assists and was probably their most important offensive player.

“Braunschweig are struggling a little bit this season, so we had the opportunity to do this deal now. There was competition from other English clubs, so we’re very happy to have him.”

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