Norwich City have signed  Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe from Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee, after the transfer was confirmed on the club’s official website.

The move, which sees Odjidja handed a three-year contract with a further 12 months option, was initially revealed on the player’s official Twitter account.

The 25-year-old announced his move to England by tweeting “I am happy to join Norwich City FC. Looking forward to get busy with the team. Thanks to everybody from Norwich FC for the great welcome.”

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Canaries boss Neil Adams said: “He’s a player we’ve tracked all summer with a view to signing, particularly if we lost one or two of our players in the transfer window.

“I’m absolutely delighted we’ve signed him. He’s a versatile and very attack-minded midfielder who can play in a number of positions.”

Odjidja has spent the last five years at Club Brugge, where he has emerged as a key player in the centre of midfield for the Belgian outfit, appearing in 165 league matches and scoring 21 goals. He was quick to thanks his previous employers by tweeting: “Hereby I also want to thank Club Bruges for the last 5 seasons. I wish them all the best for the future.”

The midfielder has previously had spells at Hamburg and before that Anderlecht, where he broke into the first team after an impressive youth career.

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Odjida also has five Belgium senior caps to his name, featuring predominantly in his country’s UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches.

He becomes Norwich’s sixth signing of the transfer window and adds to an already-strong central midfield position at Carrow Road, although Odjida can be utilised in a number of positions in midfield.


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