Norwich sign Turkey defender Ozan Kabak on loan

Mon 30 August 2021 | 20:35

Norwich have completed the signing of Turkey center-back Ozan Kabak on a season-long loan from Schalke 04 with a purchase option.


completed his medical on Monday before linking up with Turkey for World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro, Gibraltar, and the Netherlands.

"I'm very happy to be a part of this family," Kabak told the club's website. "I'm looking forward to playing in front of the fans and getting some points.

"I spoke with the head coach and I'm really impressed by his project and what he said to me. I believe in him and his project.

"I played in the Premier League last year and I really enjoyed it. So, I want to play again and that's why I'm here. I want to play in the Premier League and to give something to the team.

"I'm looking forward to playing in front of the fans with this jersey. We will work hard to get some wins and take some points to make our fans happy."

The center-back joined Liverpool on loan in February and played 13 times for the Reds, but they opted against making his move permanent.

"We've always spoken about our desire to add to our defensive options,"

said Norwich head coach Daniel Farke.

"We're delighted that it was possible to bring Ozan Kabak in. He's a player full of potential with a great reputation.

"We were delighted to be able to bring him in, as there was a lot of competition for his signature. He is highly regarded by many clubs across Europe.

"Ozan has played for some big clubs and also has experience in the international stage with Turkey. He's already had a taste of Premier League football at Liverpool, which says a lot about his potential. He's also a great character.

"We want to help him reach his very best levels. We know he is capable to shine for us and improve a lot. We are really happy that we are able to do this piece of business."

source: SportMob

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