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“A perfect fit” - Daniel Farke on Hugill’s addition to striking options

25 August 2020

Jordan Hugill bolstered Norwich City’s attacking potential when he arrived at Lotus Training Centre on Monday, adding another string to the Canaries bow.

Head coach Daniel Farke took time out of his pre-season preparations in Germany to explain the strength in depth he now has at his disposal up top.

“Quality is defined with performance over a long-term period, not just in the short-term,” he said. “For a striker, a sign of quality is when you’re scoring a lot of goals in back-to-back seasons, not just over a few weeks or months.

“Jordan has a proven record of scoring goals, especially at this level. He’s homegrown, a top-class character and at a good age.

“He offers something different to what we have in the squad. He’s a physical threat, who is also able to keep the ball under pressure. He’s good in the air and can attack crosses.

“Once you follow his career you can see he has improved. He was hitting double figures and we’re pretty pleased that we have him here with us.

“Each and every time he is on the pitch he is greedy to score goals and get in the box. He’s always there, sometimes where it hurts, but where you have to be as a striker.”

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Hugill joins an attack consisting of Teemu Pukki, Josip Drmic, Adam Idah and Danel Sinani - a group equipped with experience as well as potential.

“We have some really good options,” Farke said. “Teemu has proved that he can be outstanding on this level. We have a young striker in Adam who is full of potential and Danel, who can also play up there. We got the feeling that Jordan is a perfect fit to our current group of strikers.

“We think Jordan has a great personality and he has proven that he wants to go further on. Although he’s already experienced on this level, you get the feeling that he still wants to run further up the hill. 

“It took some time, but we’re pretty pleased we’ve been able to get the deal done and for that we owe many compliments to Stuart [Webber].”


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