Norwich City can confirm that Marco Stiepermann has left the club, after a mutual agreement was reached to end his contract.
Stiepermann signed for Norwich from German outfit VfL Bochum in the summer of 2017. Over a four-year spell he would go on to play a total of 119 games for the club, scoring 12 goals.
The German has two Sky Bet Championship winners’ medals to his name.
Stiepermann told canaries.co.uk: “When I first joined Norwich I never expected the amazing four years that followed. I have found my second family in Norfolk and I learned so much about how amazing the football club is. It’s a big family.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to experience two promotions and have been able to play in the Premier League. It has been the greatest time of my career.
“Moving to England in the beginning was quite tough, but on my first day the players and staff were amazing at helping me settle in the area. It’s a great gift from the Norwich people – they make those not from the area feel at home.
“I have never experienced a dressing room and staff like it before. My teammates from day one have been amazing. Russell Martin and Phil Lythgoe were the first to offer help with everything. Then there are so many amazing people behind the scenes – too many to name!
“I’ve had four amazing years with the head coach and his backroom staff. Leaving the football club, I think you can say it’s more of a friendship I have with the coach. I owe him and Stuart Webber so much. They always believed in me and gave me their trust.
“There are many standout memories. The first derby win away at Ipswich, my first goal for the club and the win against Manchester City are the biggest moments in my career. I will never forget those.
“For the supporters, I can only say thank you. Seeing them each and every home game in a full stadium was amazing and something I had never really experienced in Germany. I have been lucky to have made some great memories with them and I thank them for their support and backing.
“Leaving the club, I will now always be a Canary. Before I was just black and yellow. I will now always be black, yellow and green.”
Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber said: “Marco has been an excellent servant for the past four years.
“He always put the team first, produced many great moments and has been part of some special memories for this football club. To have played over 100 games and to have been part of two Championship-winning sides is a special achievement.
“We will miss Marco. We wish him and his family the best for the future.”
All at Norwich City would like to thank Marco for his contributions to the football club. We wish him well in whatever the future holds.