The forward is now going to the Premier League when he wants to close the number 9 roll in the direction of the World Cup
The American men’s striker, Josh Sargent, has officially completed his move to Norwich, the club announced on Monday.
CBS Sport reports that the agreement to send Sargent from Werder Bremen to Norwich amounts to approximately € 10 million ($ 12 million / £ 9 million).
Sargent has signed a four-year deal with the club, which returns to the Premier League this season after finishing at the top of the championship in the 2020-21 campaign.
Why did Sargent move?
Sargent’s move to the Premier League comes after Werder Bremen’s relegation to the 2. Bundesliga.
The American striker was part of several difficult years in Bremen, where he scored 15 goals in 83 games in all matches.
By going to the Premier League, Sargent gives the chance to take a big step in the competition, while also giving him an edge in the race to be the USMNT’s number 9 for World Cup qualification.
“I always wanted to play in the Premier League, so this is a very exciting opportunity for me,” said Sargent.
‘I heard it’s a good group of guys, and I’ve talked to the head coach before, and I like a lot of what they’re trying to do here.
“I like to think my main position is a number nine, but I’m also very versatile. No matter where I play, everyone can expect me to give my all, my 100 percent and hopefully score some goals.”
Norwich boss Daniel Farke says he believes Sargent is a player who can help the club, as well as in the future.
“We’re very happy to have Josh with us,” Farke said. ‘He’s at a young age with a lot of potential. There was a lot of interest in him, so we have to thank Stuart Webber very much for doing this transaction.
‘Josh has a lot of experience at the highest level in the Bundesliga in Germany and has been there with many goals and assists. He also scored goals for his national team.
‘He’s a very good striking option for us, but is someone who can also play on the wing. He has fit and is also good with his head. We know he is always there with a great workload and has a fantastic character.
“We know we need to be a little more creative in the transfer market. We think we have a player in Josh who can contribute and develop into a top scorer at Premier League level. We see his potential and are delighted to have him with us. ”
Sargent with the USMNT
Sargent is one of the many strikers vying for the first role in the roles of Daryl Dike, Gyasi Zardes, Matthew Hoppe, Jordan Siebatcheau and Nicholas Gioacchini.
The 21-year-old goal scorer scored five goals in 16 USMNT matches and started the team’s victory over Mexico in the Nations League final.