Norwich City have signed left-sided defender Philip Heise from German second division side Dynamo Dresden for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half year contract, it has been confirmed on the Canaries club website.
The 27-year-old began his career with Fortuna Düsseldorf and also played for Münster, Heidenheim and Stuttgart before joining Dresden in January 2017 and becomes the eighth German on the books at Carrow Road, reuniting with fellow defender Christoph Zimmerman, who played alongside him at Dusseldorf.
So is Heise a good signing for Norwich?
“You have to trust Farke on this one.
“I and I assume many Norwich fans as well, have seen very little of Heise play, but Farke has worked wonders in the German market at times and he might do it again.
“The Canaries needed defensive reinforcements as well so it looks a smart move.”
“I’m not sure.
“I don’t know enough about the player to give a definite answer.
“Farke has had success with this type of player before, plus he’s got Stuttgart on his CV
“It could be a master stroke.”
“This addition shores up what is already a measly defence.
“Daniel Farke has another option in his ranks as they look to maintain their promotion pushing pace.
“If might not be the most spectacular of signings, but it’s one that could well end up being a shrewd bit of business come the end of the season.”