2 years ago
Norwich City are delighted to announce the signing of Ibrahim Amadou from Spanish club Sevilla on a season-long loan deal, with an option to buy next summer.
Amadou, 26, becomes City’s fifth signing of the window after the loans of Patrick Roberts and Ralf Fährmann and permanent transfers of Josip Drmić and Sam Byram.
Amadou is primarily a defensive midfielder but can be deployed as a centre-back.
Speaking to canaries.co.uk, Amadou said: “I’m happy to play for Norwich because I know they just got promoted to the Premier League with a lot of points in the Championship.
“It’s a new challenge for me and I would like to discover more about the Premier League.
“When I was young, it was a dream to play in the Premier League but the more I grew up, the more it became an objective.
“I had this opportunity right now and I’ve decided to take it. I will try to do my best in the Premier League.
“I had interest from clubs in other countries, but my priority was to play in the Premier League.
“I’ve spoken to the [Head] Coach. He seems like a good coach who will give me the opportunity to play.
“I will have to show what I can do and make a good impression.”
The former French youth international began his career with Nancy before moving to Lille in 2015. He joined parent club Sevilla last July and made 29 appearances in all competitions last season.
Amadou arrived in Norfolk on Tuesday evening and trained with his teammates for the first time at Colney Training Centre on Wednesday.
He added: “I know that the Club has invested in the Training Centre and wants to invest more - that’s a good thing.”
“I look forward to getting to know everybody better. The sooner I do that, the sooner I become part of the team.”