“Norwich City are delighted to make their fourth signing of the January transfer window, completing a deal for Switzerland international defender Timm Klose from VfL Wolfsburg subject to governing body approval,” said a Canaries statement.
On 28 May 2011, he left Thun for 1. FC Nürnberg on a three-year deal for around €400,000. He made 13 league appearances from August to November, and then 8 from March to May with the reserves in the Regionalliga Bayern; he scored the only goal on 8 May against FC Ingolstadt 04 II. The following season he returned to the first team, and scored twice in 32 Bundesliga appearances.
“It was always a dream to play in the Premier League and Norwich have given me a big chance,” he said. “Now I want to give everything I can to be a good player in this league. When I came here and saw the training ground, the stadium, and everything - it was fantastic.”
Norwich’s busy transfer window continues after they made the Wolfsburg defender Timm Klose their fourth January signing.
Neil, who is also on the verge of adding a fifth new arrival, Everton forward Steven Naismith, is pleased to have added more cover at the back.
He was named in the Team of the Tournament at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in which his country reached the final. He also represented Switzerland at the 2012 Olympics, and played every match as Switzerland were eliminated in last place in Group B.
On 1 July 2013, Klose signed for VfL Wolfsburg on a four-year contract. He was sent off on his Wolfsburg debut, a 2–0 away defeat to rivals Hannover 96 on 10 August, and only played 9 more league games throughout the season, with just 4 more as a starter. However, he played the full 90 minutes as Wolfsburg won the DFB-Pokal for the first time with a 3–1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on 30 May 2015.
Klose made 29 appearances as FC Thun won the 2009–10 Swiss Challenge League, scoring in a 4–0 home win over FC Gossau on 5 December. He made 30 appearances in the following season in the Super League, scoring three times.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 September 2016.
Klose was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, to a German father and a Swiss mother. He holds both citizenships. When Klose was five years old, the family moved to Basel, his mother's home town.
On 18 January 2016, Klose signed for Premier League side Norwich City on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee. After a successful start to his Norwich career, Timm won the Player of the Month award for March and then scored his first goal for the Canaries in a vital 3-2 win at home to Newcastle United on the 2 April 2016.
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The Switzerland centre-back has agreed a three-and-half-year deal, subject to governing body approval, for an undisclosed fee.
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He made his full international debut for Switzerland on 10 August 2011, replacing Philippe Senderos in the 57th minute of a 2–1 away friendly win against Liechtenstein. On 7 October he played his first competitive international and start, as Switzerland lost a Euro 2012 qualifier 2–0 away to Wales. He also played two matches in the team's successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, but was not selected for the tournament.
“We’re delighted to have completed this deal and to have added Timm to our squad.”
The 27-year-old defender, who played against Manchester United in the Champions League this season, is looking forward to a new career in England.
An injury sustained by Klose while playing for Norwich City in April 2016, ultimately led to him missing selection for Euro 2016.
Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto and Ben Godfrey have already moved to Carrow Road this month as manager Alex Neil continues to bolster his squad.
“Timm has got plenty of experience having played in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League and for his country, which will be an asset to us,” he said. “As a player, he’s got good technical ability and he’s solid in the air. He can also play at either right centre-back or left centre-back.