Norwich City have signed German midfielder Moritz Leitner on loan from FC Augsburg until the end of the season.
Leitner, 25, moved to Borussia Dortmund from 1860 Munich aged 18, and went on to win the Bundesliga with them in 2012. He has had spells at Stuttgart and Lazio, before joining Augsburg, who are 8th in the top tier of the Bundesliga, in January 2017.
Leitner has played at various youth levels for Germany, including earning 24 caps for the Under-21s.
“I’m glad to be coming to a big team,” Leitner told Norwich City TV. “I just want to play football and help the team on the pitch.
“I can’t wait to feel the atmosphere in the stadium and for sure I want to celebrate with the team, the club and the fans.”
Daniel Farke, who coached Leitner at Dortmund in the Under-23s, is looking forward to working with him again.
“He’s a player of unbelievable potential,” said Farke. “He has 100 appearances in the Bundesliga, several appearances in the Champions League, has won the German title, has won the German Cup, and was on the bench in the Champions League final.
“He is still a young player with potential, but he also has a lot of experience. He’s had a difficult couple of years, but we feel we can develop him and bring him back to his full potential.”
You can read a full interview with Moritz here.