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City sign Felix Passlack on season loan

2 July 2018

Norwich City are delighted to confirm the signing of  Borussia Dortmund starlet Felix Passlack on a season-long loan.

The 20-year old German youth international will join the Canaries for the 2018-19 campaign and will link up once again with Daniel Farke, who he knows from his time at Dortmund. He is a versatile right-sided player who joined Dortmund in 2012 and made his debut for BVB at the age of just 17. He has gone on to make 14 Bundesliga appearances for the club – as well featuring for the German side in the DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League, where he registered a goal against Legia Warsaw in November 2016.

Having signed a new deal for Borussia Dortmund last summer he spent last season on loan to TSG Hoffenheim who finished third in the German top tier, just ahead of BVB on goal difference.

He’s played for his country from under-16 level all the way through to the under-21s and captained the German Under-17s in their FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in Chile back in 2015, where they reached the final of the competition.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk on joining, Passlack said: “I’m looking forward to next season and I’m very happy to be here and I hope I can help the team.

“It’s my first time in England and it was a dream as a child and I am very happy to be here. I think that English football is perfect for me as it's strong like myself and I like the style of play. 

“I’ve played with Mo Leitner at Dortmund and Christoph Zimmermann and it’s good to know some players here and I’m looking forward to the new season.”

Commenting on the fifth addition to his squad, City boss Daniel Farke said: “I’m really happy with this transfer, Felix is full of potential as a young guy of 20 years old. He’s highly rated in Germany and has played for Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim and so has already played in the Bundesliga.

“Especially for Borussia Dortmund he’s had some very good performances, for example when he played against Bayern Munich he played against [Franck] Ribéry and he was able to defend against him. I’m really happy we’ve been able to sign him.

“One of his strengths is his flexibility, in recent months he’s played more in the right-back position, but in his youth he normally played in the more offensive position, so he has a lot of speed, which is quite important. And also at Dortmund he’s played in the left full-back position and also can play in the wide position. And I believe he’s a good fit for our squad.”


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