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Norwich boss delighted with ‘pace and potential’ of new signing Christos Tzolis

Republic of Ireland v Greece – UEFA European Under-17 Championship – Group A – Tallaght Stadium
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Norwich have announced the signing of Greece winger Christos Tzolis from PAOK on a five-year contract.

The 19-year-old, who moves for an undisclosed fee, registered 16 goals and 10 assists across 46 appearances in all competitions for PAOK last season.

Tzolis told Norwich’s official website: “I would like to thank everyone for the very good welcome. I’m very happy to be a part of this team and I hope to see the fans as fast as possible.

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“I spoke with the coach (Daniel Farke) and he told me the plan and what he will do with me in the team. It’s a very good project for me to sign here.

“From the first moment, I was really excited to come here. I said to my agent to sign as fast as possible here. It’s a very good step for me.

“(Last year) was my first professional season. I had good stats and we won the cup in Greece. It was a very good season for me and I hope to continue like this here in the Premier League.”

Farke said of Tzolis, holder of eight senior Greece caps: “We are all delighted with this signing. There was a lot of interest in Christos from some of the biggest teams in Europe. 

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“In his age group, Christos is probably one of the most exciting offensive players across European football. He’s a young winger with lots of pace and potential.

“He’s in a good physical condition and has been there delivering with many goals and assists for a big club in Greece in PAOK.

“Of course, we will give him the time to improve and adapt to English football, but we have a player with a lot of potential and a great personality.”