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Daniel Farke: Ibrahim Amadou is a great fit for our squad

7 August 2019

Daniel Farke has described latest recruit Ibrahim Amadou as a “good fit” for his Norwich City squad.

The former Lille midfielder joined the Canaries on Wednesday on a season-long loan deal from La Liga side Sevilla.

Amadou will provide cover in the centre of midfield and at centre-back and the versatility of the player makes him an asset to the squad, according to the City Head Coach.

“He’s a good fit to our squad and a good addition pretty late in the transfer window," said Farke. "We all got the feeling it was the right choice to do it right now and we are all pleased.

“He adds something special to our squad because he’s a physical player. He’s unbelievably quick, robust and he’s unbelievably strong.

“We have a pretty young and technical side and we felt that it’s good to have this quality, also as an option in our squad.

“Right now, it’s pretty late in the window and we had the option to add Ibrahim. He’s an experienced guy and versatile. He has played at the top level in France and played with a big club like Sevilla.

“It made sense to bring him in and we’re all delighted to have him.

Amadou played 29 times for Sevilla last season and managed to get a full pre-season under his belt with the Spanish club.

However, Farke believes the Premier League curtain-raiser on Friday against Liverpool will come too soon for his latest signing.

“To be honest, realistically Liverpool will be too soon for him. He just arrived today [Wednesday] and our last session before leaving for Liverpool will be tomorrow so he will need a bit of time.

“At least when there’s an emergency, he could be involved. He is on a good level and trained with Sevilla at their training camp.

“Of course he needs to adapt a bit to new faces and a new coach and Club but it’s not a signing that is just available in nine weeks or something like this.

“He is an option but I feel that Liverpool is a bit too early. But if there’s an emergency call, he could be involved.”

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