Date: 14th July 2017 at 2:35pm
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Norwich City have announced their seventh signing of the summer in the form of Marcel Franke via

The 24 year old central defender is a 6`4″ mountain of a man who has joined the Canaries from Bundesliga 2 side, Greuther Furth for an undisclosed fee on a three year deal with the option of a further year.

He is a product of Dynamo Dresden`s youth academy and made his debut for the first team there in 2010. In 2013, the lad joined Hallescher FC, making 68 appearances and scoring 6 goals before he joined Greuther Furth in 2015.

Franke told Norwich City TV: “It`s a big club in England with a great stadium and amazing supporters.

“It was an easy step for me. I had good conversations with the coach and he convinced me Norwich was the right club.

“I want to play football with the team so I`m looking forward to this.’

Head Coach Daniel Farke added: ‘We were searching for some improvements in defence so I`m happy.

‘He`s a really solid defender but also solid at building up our game. Marcel is a young guy at just 24 so has lots of potential but is also pretty experienced.

‘I`m really glad to bring in a centre-back with this quality. He`s the perfect fit for our squad.’

Welcome to Norwich, Marcel.


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3 Replies to “Norwich Sign Marcel Franke”

  • Another defender with a reputation first and foremost for defending. It’s really refreshing. Does anyone know how the German second tier compares to our own?

  • Totally impressed by Webber and Co. Has seriously improved the squad despite being financially constrained. Wonderful times ahead.

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