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Norwich City snap up Swiss striker Josip Drmić on free transfer

Josip Drmić has joined Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed Swiss international Josip Drmić on a free transfer.

The striker recently left German side Borussia Mönchengladbach where he spent the last four years.

Drmić, 26, has scored 10 goals in 32 appearances for Switzerland and has played in two World Cups.

He burst onto the scene in 2013 when he finished as the third top scorer in the Bundesliga behind Robert Lewandowski and Mario Mandžukić.

That form for FC Nürnberg earned him a move to Bayer Leverkusen but injuries have since hampered his progress.

Drmić, who has agreed a three-year contract at Carrow Road, is Norwich's second new arrival of the summer following the loan signing of Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts.

Drmić scored for Switzerland at last summer's World Cup. Credit: PA

“I’m very excited to be playing in the Premier League. I cannot wait because I’ve heard a lot of things from my colleagues in the national team who have played in the Premier League," Drmić said.

“I’m going to do everything and give 100% on the pitch. I will be ready to give everything for the club. My job is scoring but I also want to help my team and help us be successful.”

Drmić was linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe earlier in his career, and Head Coach Daniel Farke is confident he can recapture his best form.

“We made it clear we wanted to sign a new striker and we’ve found a guy who has proved himself at the highest level," said Farke.

“He has had a difficult couple of years with injuries, but we feel he is the full package. Two or three years ago, some of the biggest clubs in Europe were interested in him.

“He is a great character and a good guy, and we feel his best days are still to come.”

Meanwhile, MK Dons midfielder Ousseynou Cissé has joined League One side Gillingham on a free transfer while Northampton Town have sold defender Aaron Pierre to Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee.

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