Norwich City have completed the permanent transfer of midfielder Melvin Sitti from French side FC Sochaux-Montbéliard.
The 19-year-old has signed a contract with Norwich that will run through to the summer of 2024. He will spend the remainder of the 2019-20 season with Sochaux on loan.
Sitti came through the youth ranks at CO Vincennes and Paris FC before joining Sochaux in 2017. After two seasons with Sochaux’s B team, he made his professional debut for the first-team in July 2019.
So far this campaign, Sitti has played 13 times in Ligue 2.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Sitti said: “I’m very happy and glad to sign for this club. I’m so happy to be a part of the Norwich City family.
“I chose Norwich because I love the way they play. I’m a big fan of the stadium as well. I have taken time to talk to my family and friends and I think it’s the best choice for me to come here.
“In football, it’s always difficult to change. But that’s life and this choice is a positive one. I think I’m going to be very happy here.
“I’m going back to Sochaux to get more experience. I hope to play more games and then I hope I can come back next season and be ready to help the team.
“I can’t wait to be here next summer. Before that, I have to achieve my goals in Sochaux by playing more games. But when I come back, I will be ready.
Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “Melvin is a very exciting player. He’s young, talented and we believe he has real potential.
“He’s had some very good experience of first team football in France. We’ll give him the time to further develop and an opportunity to impress.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing how much further on Melvin can progress and we’re all excited to welcome him to Norwich City.”
Everyone at Norwich City wishes Melvin all the best for the rest of the season at Sochaux.