US forward Josh Sargent vows to give '100%' to Norwich City cause

Sargent, 21, joins from promoted Canaries on a four-year deal from Werder Bremen

Norwich City have signed United States international forward Josh Sargent from Werder Bremen.

The 21-year-old, who scored 15 goals in 83 games for the German side, has linked up with the Canaries on a four-year deal for a reported fee of €9.5 million.

Sargent told Norwich’s website: “I’ve always wanted to play in the Premier League, so it’s a very exciting opportunity for me.

“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."

Sargent is reunited with former teammate Milot Rashica at Carrow Road, with the midfielder also joining Norwich from Bremen this summer following the club's relegation from the Bundesliga.

“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.”

Head coach Daniel Farke said: “We’re really happy to have Josh with us. He’s at a young age with lots of potential. There was a lot of interest in him, so we must pay many compliments to [sporting director] Stuart Webber for getting this deal done.

“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 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. We think we have a player in Josh who can contribute and develop into a top goalscorer on Premier League level. We see his potential and are delighted to have him with us.”

Promoted Norwich begin their Premier League campaign on Saturday at home to Liverpool.

Updated: August 10th 2021, 7:00 AM
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