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Marco Stiepermann signs new three-year contract

28 May 2019

Norwich City are delighted to announce that Marco Stiepermann has signed a new contract with the Club, extending his stay at Carrow Road until June 2022.

Stiepermann, 28, moved to Norfolk in August 2017 and made 27 appearances in his debut season as City finished 14th in the Sky Bet Championship.

However, the former Borussia Dortmund player has thrived in a more advanced role this year, making 46 appearances in all competitions and scoring ten goals.

Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Stiepermann said: “It is a great honour to be asked to stay at this Club. It’s always a very proud moment for me to pull on the shirt every week.

“I’m happy that I’ve been able to help the team a lot this season. There was no doubt in my mind to sign this new contract and I’m looking forward to three more years here.

“I feel so happy in Norwich and my family does too. It was a tough first season but the manager [Daniel Farke] spoke to me and just wanted me to be a midfield player.

“That was a sign of a new chapter for me. I gave my best in the attacking position and did quite well so I’m very happy.”

Stiepermann was in and out of the team during the opening handful of games this season, but he was giving a starting berth in the Middlesbrough victory on September 15 and has featured in every league game since.

He’s cropped up with some important goals during the business end of the season, netting six goals in City’s final 12 matches.

Reflecting on the title-winning campaign, Stiepermann added: “It’s been the best season of my career. It will be very hard to get the same season again in my career because it was so special.

“I’m just really thankful that I was involved. The mix of young and old players was perfect and even the lads who weren’t playing, they were also so happy to be a part of it.

“It was not like the other players in the team were friends or teammates, they were more like a family. In the dressing room, you could speak to anyone. That was key.”

Stiepermann is looking forward to taking on the Premier League and he believes hard work will be crucial for the Canaries.

“When you are a kid, you dream about playing against the best players. The Premier League is the best league in the world and to have the opportunity to now play in this league, you can’t describe it.

“We want to compete in the league and we have to make sure we work very hard in order to do that.”


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