Norwich have completed the signing of Wolfsburg central defender, Timm Klose, for an undisclosed fee.
Norwich who suffered from a 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend have reacted swiftly to strengthen their defensive line. A stat from Opta read that Norwich have yet to pick up a clean sheet away from home this season, and Saturdays performance at Bournemouth certainly reinforced that stat.
The signing of Timm Klose from Wolfsburg will certainly raise a few eyebrows as it does show intent from the ‘canaries’ to survive this Premier League season. Alex Neil and Norwich staff will be hoping that Klose’s defensive abilities will earn them some much needed points as they find themselves amongst a relegation battle.
“As a player, he’s got good technical ability and he’s solid in the air. He can also play at either right centre-back or left centre-back.” – Alex Neil, www.canaries.co.uk
“It was always a dream to play in the Premier League and Norwich have given me a big chance. Now I want to give everything I can to be a good player in this league.” -Timm Klose, www.canaries.co.uk
It’s no real secret that Klose has struggled for game time at Wolfsburg in recent months and there is no doubt that this is a reason why he went ahead with the transfer to Norwich. However he did manage to pick up 30 appearances for the club over his 3 years at the club. The fee is undisclosed but sources indicate that the initial fee is thought to be just below £8 Million mark. He could well make his debut against Liverpool this coming Saturday.
Social media reaction:
— Canary Call (@01603617321) January 18, 2016
Who needs Miroslav when you can have Timm?
Even with lack of game time Timm Klose is still a top CB who will be a crucial player. Great signing, announce Naismith then go for a ST.
— Canary Scots (@CanaryScots) January 18, 2016
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