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Daniel Farke on Timm Klose, Marco Stiepermann and Patrick Roberts

31 May 2019

It's been a busy off-season so far for Norwich City with one incoming already confirmed and two current players committing their futures to the Club.

First came the news of Timm Klose who signed a new three-year deal on May 20 as that was swiftly followed by Marco Stiepermann extending his stay at the Club to 2022 a week later.

On Thursday, Patrick Roberts was announced as City's first signing in preparation for the 2019-20 Premier League, joining on loan from Manchester City. caught up with Head Coach Daniel Farke to get his thoughts on the new contracts for Klose and Stiepermann and the recruitment of young winger Roberts.

Farke on Klose

"I'm delighted that Timm is staying. He is one of our most experienced players and has played in the Premier League before, as well as the Bundeliga in Germany.

"He's also a full international and a big leader within the group, like one of our captains in the dressing room.

"In the first half of the season, he was one of our most consistent players and crucial to the way we played.

"Unfortunately, he got injured but he showed brilliant behaviour to support the team. He came back and was really involved off the pitch for us. I'm very pleased to keep him."

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Farke on Stiepermann

"I'm delighted for us and for him as well. The new contract is very well-deserved for Stiepi. He was brilliant for us this season.

"He was there with goals, assists and an unbelievably high workload. He was important for the rhythm of our game in the midfield and he's also very flexible so he can play lots of different positions.

"We hope he can adapt to the higher level in the Premier League and we are also confident he can do this. 

"He really identifies with the yellow and green shirt and he loves being in Norwich so it's a great move to sign him up for three more years."

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Farke on Roberts

"I’m very pleased with this signing. We made it clear that we need players with quality and good character.

“They both relate to Patrick. We have been following him for a couple of seasons. He was outstanding at Celtic but we had no chance to sign him then.

"He is very skilful and down-to-earth, humble and modest. One of the most important points is that he has played well at a massive club like Celtic so that shows he can handle the pressure of playing in front of excited crowds.

"We feel this is the right moment for him to prove himself at Premier League level."


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