Norwich has completed the signing of France and Sevilla defender Ibrahim Amadou on a season-long loan, with an option to buy at the end of the season.
Norwich City has completed their fifth signing of the transfer window after signing Amadou on a one-year loan deal. The club’s deals during the transfer window were the signing of striker Josep Drmic and right-back Sam Byram, as well as loan signings, goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann, and winger Patrick Roberts.
The 26-year-old Amadou is now the latest Norwich City player. Although his favored position is in defensive midfield, he is able to play at a number of roles including center-back.
The French youth international started his playing career with Nancy before joining Lille in 2015. Amadou played extremely well in his three seasons at Ligue 1 club, Lille before moving to Sevilla last summer, but had an on and off-season with them.
Ibrahim Amadou was born in Douala, Cameroon, but his family moved to France when he was four. They lived in Colombe, and he began playing at the local club, AS Cheminots de l’Ouest. He then spent four years at Racing Club de France, before moving to the AS Nancy academy in 2008. In the summer transfer window of 2015, Amadou penned a four-year contract with Lille for a transfer fee of €2 million.
In the 2017/18 season, former Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa appointed Amadou as the club’s captain. He left for Sevilla the following year.
Although Amadou was born in Cameroon, he was raised in France and played as a French youth international. He was called up to the Cameroon senior national team, but he rejected them and chose to play for France. However, it has not been called up to the French national team.
Amadou nearly signed up for Crystal Palace in January 2018, but the deal didn’t go through.
Amadou is described as a towering and athletic defender, who loves to man-mark opposing strikers. He arrived in Norwich last week Tuesday and also trained for the first time at Colney Training Centre.
While speaking at a press conference, He said: “I’m happy to play for Norwich because I know they just got promoted with a lot of points in the Championship. “It’s a new challenge for me, and I would like to discover more about the Premier League.”
He could make his debut for Norwich in their next game against Manchester City.
Norwich City are priced at 15.61 against Manchester City which are favoured at 1.17 to win the match.