Norwich sign Duda on loan from Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin

Joe Williams
Ondrej Duda Hertha Berlin

Premier League side Norwich City have signed midfielder Ondrej Duda on loan for the rest of the season.

The 25-year-old arrives at Carrow Road from Hertha Berlin to try and help keep the Canaries in the Premier League.

The Slovakia international was attracted to Norwich by head coach Daniel Farke while also jumping at the chance to get out of Hertha, where he had not played since early December.

He told the club’s official website: “I’m going to do my best, but first of all, I need to get into match rhythm and we will see.

“I hope we are going to take some points, step-by-step. In the end, hopefully everyone will be happy.

“I spoke with the coach a few days ago about the possibility to come here and in the end, I decided I want to come here. I wanted to decide fast and right and I’m happy to be here.

“The main reasons are it’s a nice club, the league and my situation at my ex-club. It was the reason why I wanted to change club.

“He (Farke) was just honest with me. He told me what was going on here and he told me everything about Norwich. When we talked, it was clear that I wanted to come here.”

Farke was pleased to be able to get a player who scored 11 goals and made six assists in the Bundesliga last season.

He added: “We’re really happy that it was possible for us to get Ondrej on board. He was fantastic last season for Hertha Berlin and was able to deliver many goals and assists.

“It’s a good deal for all parties. We’re bringing in a player who can play in the number 10 role or in the wider areas and he’s proven that he can score goals and provide assists at the highest level.

“We’ll have to see how quickly he can help us and adapt, but we’re hopeful he can be a very good option for us for the second part of the season.”