Premier League newcomers Norwich City on Tuesday announced the arrival of box-to-box midfielder Pierre Lees Melou from Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice.
Les Aiglons were seeking to offload the player after a disappointing set of consecutive campaigns – the deal is expected to bring the French side around €6m.
Lees Melou had the following to say on the move:
“I spoke with Daniel [Farke] and Stuart [Webber]. We had a very long conversation about football and the vision for the team. I’ve heard a lot about how Norwich plays football in the right manner and style and also the club’s spirit and mentality. I love that and that got me very excited. I also spoke with Morgan Schneiderlin and Yoann Barbet about football in England. They spoke very highly of Norwich and the club’s position and standing. I appreciate the opportunity in this club and wanted to get the move sorted and start quickly. I’m excited to discover a new country, language and play in the biggest league in the world.”