Date: 13th January 2020 at 5:36pm
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Norwich City have completed the signing of midfielder, Lukas Rupp from Hoffenheim for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old German joins Norwich from Hoffenheim with a wealth of top flight experience behind him in the Bundesliga, having played there with clubs such as Stuttgart, Borussia Monchengladbach and Paderborn.

Rupp has signed a contract that will keep at Carrow Road until 2022 and he says he can’t wait to get started.

I was in the training camp in Marbella with Hoffenheim and then two days later, I’m here so it’s been very quick. But I’m very happy to be here.

It’s a childhood dream. I was in the Bundesliga for ten years now and it’s a new chapter for me. I wanted to be part of the team here and help the team stay in the Premier League.

“I know Mario Vrancic, I played with him at Paderborn, and from the national team I know Marco Stiepermann.

It’s the first time that I’ve been out of Germany to play football. But I know this stadium [Carrow Road] already because with Monchengladbach, I had a friendly game against Norwich about seven years ago.

“I’m looking forward to training with the guys. Saturday [against AFC Bournemouth] is an important game and I can’t wait to get started.”

Rupp can play central midfield or as a Number 10, or wide right, so he provides lots of options for the Canaries.

Welcome to Norwich, Lukas, we’re in kind of a tight spot at the moment but we’re hoping you can help with that…


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