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Official: Norwich confirm loan signing of Ondrej Duda


Norwich sign Duda

Norwich City are currently having a torrid start to life back in the Premier League.

After 22 games of the 2019/20 PL campaign, the Canaries are sat dead bottom of the English top-flight with a dismal 14 points.

As of writing, Norwich are eight points from safety and a swift return to the Championship looks to be very much on the cards.

However, Norwich have made their first January signing on Sunday and will no doubt be hopeful he can help turn their fortunes around.

The relegation-battling outfit would confirm that they have completed the signing of Ondrej Duda on a six-month loan from German outfit, Hertha Berlin.

Duda on joining Norwich

On signing for Norwich, Duda had this to say:

“I spoke with the coach [Daniel Farke] a few days ago about the possibility to come here and in the end, I decided I want to come here. I wanted to decide fast and right and I’m happy to be here.

“The main reasons are it’s a nice club, the league and my situation at my ex-club. It was the reason why I wanted to change club.

“He [Farke] was just honest with me. He told me what was going on here and he told me everything about Norwich. When we talked, it was clear that I wanted to come here.

“I’m going to do my best, but first of all, I need to get into match rhythm and we will see. I hope we are going to take some points, step-by-step. In the end, hopefully everyone will be happy.” As quoted by Norwich’s official website.

NORWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: Norwich City Manager Daniel Farke during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Norwich City and Toulouse at Carrow Road on August 03, 2019 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Duda’s Hertha Berlin stint

Duda has been plying his trade with Hertha Berlin since the summer of 2016.

The attacking midfielder has racked up 70 appearances for the German outfit, in which he scored 13 and assisted nine.

The 25-year-old would have a particularly impressive 2018/19 campaign, which saw him net 11 and assist six in 32 Bundesliga outings.

But this season has not been as fruitful for the Slovakian international as he had made just seven league appearances for Hertha before making the switch to Norwich.

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