Sunday 14 July 2013

Leroy Fer becomes sixth Norwich signing of the summer

23-year-old Dutch midfielder joins from Twente on four-year deal

Fer has starred for the Dutch U21 team including this goal against Germany

Norwich City have announced the signing of Leroy Fer from FC Twente on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

"Leroy has plenty of time to continue his development as a player at Norwich"
Chris Hughton

The deal, which is subject to international clearance, makes the 23-year-old midfielder Chris Hughton’s sixth summer signing after Javier Garrido, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Nathan Redmond, Martin Olsson and Carlo Nash.

“We are really pleased to have acquired the signature of a player with the qualities that Leroy has,” Hughton said. “He’s a very versatile Dutch international and at 23 he has that pleasing balance of having acquired experience playing over 100 games in the Dutch League - but still having plenty of time ahead of him to continue his development as a player here with us at Norwich City.”

The 6ft 2in player started at Feyenoord before moving to Twente two years ago. There he made 71 appearances, scoring 21 times. Recently he has featured for the Netherlands Under-21 side in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Israel. At senior level, he has two caps.

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Key Points

  • Norwich City sign Leroy Fer from Twente for an undisclosed fee
  • The 23-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year deal with the Canaries
  • He is manager Chris Hughton's sixth signing of the summer