New Norwich signing Timm Klose has said it is a dream come true to sign for Norwich and play in the Premier League with the Canaries.
The 27-year-old defender has signed a three-and-a-half year deal from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. The reported fee of £9.1m, which includes add-ons, would make him Norwich’s club record signing if those figures are correct. That would take him above Ricky Van Wolfswinkel, who was the previous record signing.
Norwich have been chasing a central defender all transfer window and it is music to the fans ears to see such an established defender join the club. He has a very high pedigree and rave reviews from his time in Germany, making him an exciting signing for the club.
Speaking to Norwich City TV about making a dream come true by signing for the club, Klose said this:
It means the world to me to have a chance in the Premier League.
When I started football, for me it was always a dream to play in the Premier League and now Norwich have given me a big chance. Now I want to give everything I can to be a good player in this league.
When I looked up the schedule and at all the next matches, I was pretty excited. I’m happy to play against great teams and good players and to improve my own game and reach the next level.
I’m fit, we did two weeks of preparation at Wolfsburg and it was tough, so I’m ready now to touch the ball again and I’m looking forward to it.
Klose also spoke of how his agent, Gaetano Giallanza, pushed for the move to happen:
You can smell the football.
In Germany, also sometimes in Switzerland, everything is very modern and new with everything, sometimes you lose the feeling of football. But when I came here and saw the training ground, the stadium, and everything – it was fantastic. This place smells like football, and that’s how I want to play.
I knew that my agent played for Norwich so I’d heard some good stories. I knew about the history of the Club and everything was great in the end so I decided to move here.
I can’t wait to hear the fans and play in front of them. Gaetano told me about them, he showed me some pictures and when he was here for a game he took some videos so I had a little impression of what to expect, so I’m looking forward to it.
It’s a big step for me to go from Germany, the German language, to a new level and a new chapter in my life.