German defender Marcel Franke is set to sign for Norwich City on Friday.

Norwich Sporting Director Stuart Webber confirmed at the annual Fans’ Forum on Thursday that the club would be announcing their new signing tomorrow (Friday).

According to the EDP, that player will be Marcel Franke, of 2. Bundesliga side Greuther Fürth.

Franke is set to be unveiled as Norwich’s seventh signing of the summer, joining Angus Gunn, Marley Watkins, Harrison Reed, Mario Vrancic, James Husband and Christoph Zimmermann.

The 24-year-old central defender could plug a gap at the back for Norwich, with the club only having two fully fit senior centre-backs at present.

Zimmermann has played every minute of pre-season so far but that could change if Franke signs in time to feature against Cambridge on Saturday.

In an opinion piece at the start of last month, I claimed Norwich could look to sign Christoph Zimmermann and Marcel Franke from Germany, which now looks to be ratified.

 

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