Norwich City have confirmed the departure of Timm Klose, who has joined FC Basel on a season-long loan.
The 32-year-old had made just a single appearance for Norwich at the start of 2020/21, lasting 59 minutes as Daniel Farke’s side crashed out of the League Cup at the start of last month.
Despite that, his announcement has a host of fans describing him as a ‘legend’ of Carrow Road after three-and-a-half years of service.
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In total, Klose has made 128 appearances for Norwich and scored 10 goals. In 2018/19, he made 31 appearances as Norwich won the Championship title, scoring four goals in the process, including a memorable brace at the City Ground. That was backed up by seven appearances in the Premier League, as the defender’s career in East Anglia began to wind down.
Now, he’s heading to Basel, who have the option to turn this season-long loan into a permanent deal further down the line.
In response to this news, many Norwich fans have taken to Twitter to salute Klose, even if his departure seemed inevitable…
I think we all knew it was coming given hes pretty much dusted and his career as a defender is almost over but hes still a great guy and it still hurts pic.twitter.com/VgDoMTmlRH
— BigGermanSausage (@BigGermanSausa1) October 7, 2020
Good luck Timm. Great servant but we now need two quality CB in before the 16th or there will be some hindsight management going on come December….
— Adam Firrell (@AdamFirrell) October 7, 2020
— Benjamin Royer (@thebenroyer) October 7, 2020
I assume we're playing 0-8-2 formation from now on.
— Dan Jermy (@jermy118) October 7, 2020
What a man. All the best Timm. Enjoy your homecoming
— Kris (@loodofsquit) October 7, 2020
Good luck Timm, good bloke and servant, just plagued by injuries
— tom shaw (@Tommy__Shaw) October 7, 2020
What a guy. Will always remember that header against Scum Town 😍
— Jamie Grand (@JamieGrand84) October 7, 2020