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Farke explains why new striker fits perfectly into Norwich mould

Norwich City manager Daniel Farke has hailed the capture of forward Josh Sargent from Werder Bremen and feels he could fulfil many roles for the side.

Multiple reports last week claimed that the Canaries were close to sealing a deal for the United States international. And the club confirmed on Monday that the 21-year-old is now on board. He has penned a four-year deal at Carrow Road, with the East Anglians said to have paid in the region of £8m for his signature.

Sargent had spent his entire professional career with Werder, joining on his 18th birthday back in February 2018. The Missouri-born hitman made 81 first-team appearances, scoring 15 goals.

He has already scored twice for the German club this season but will now continue his development in Norfolk. Farke was delighted with the capture and feels Sargent’s versatility makes him a valuable asset.

“Josh has a lot of experience in the top level in the Bundesliga in Germany and has been there with many goals and assists,” he told the club’s official website. “He has also scored goals for his national team. He’s a very good striking option for us but is someone who can also play on the wing.

“He has pace and is also good with his head. We know he is always there with a big workload and has a fantastic character.

“We know we have to be a bit more creative in the transfer market. And we think we have a player in Josh who can contribute and develop into a top goalscorer on Premier League level.”

Sargent raring to go

Despite his tender years, Sargent has already bagged five goals for the USA senior team from 16 appearances. There will be a familiar face in the ranks as Milot Rashica is a former team-mate at Bremen.

The American is relishing the chance to get going in England’s top division. And he is happy to do what it takes to make an impact with the yellow and green.

“I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League, so it’s a very exciting opportunity for me,” he told the Norwich website. “I heard it’s a good group of guys and I talked with the head coach already and I really like what they’re trying to do here.

“I like to think my main position is a number nine, but I am also very versatile. No matter where I play, everyone can expect that I will give my all, my 100 per cent and hopefully score some goals.”

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