Norwich has announced the signing of Ozan Kabak on a season-long loan with an option to buy from Schalke 04. the 21-year old joined the club after completing his medical on Monday. The defender spent last season on loan at Liverpool and was reported to have been offered to Torino as well as a number of teams from the Premier League. Schalke was desperate to get his wages off their books as they were relegated to the second Bundesliga last season. Kabak is a full international and has 12 caps to his name for the Turkish national team. He was part of the Euro 2020 squad that finished last in Group A.
“I’m very happy to be a part of this family,” Ozan Kabak said after joining Norwich on loan. “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.” he added. “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.”
“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.”