Sorensen reveals the lengths of City’s charm offensive
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Jacob ‘Lungi’ Sorensen has revealed how Norwich City left no stone unturned to win the race for his signature.
The Danish Under-21 international midfielder was coveted by a number of clubs, after his displays for Esbjerg fB, but opted to joined the Championship fightback.
City first made their interest known in January this year and followed that up with a detailed dossier to try and entice the 22-year-old to join the Canaries.
“I heard about it first in January but I didn’t talk that much to my agent about it. It was in the background. Some players want to hear everything and every detail from their agent, but I am not one of those,” said Sorensen. “I just wanted to focus on my football, but then we had the coronavirus and you don’t know whether anything will happen, or if we play football again for a while but thankfully for me it then accelerated.
“I spoke to Stuart (Webber) and Kieran (Scott) firstly and some video guys and they showed me all these clips of how closely they had watched me.
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“They had done it properly. They had also found out about me personally and my character from others who know me and how I would fit into the squad. Afterwards I spoke to the boss and he said how he sees me fitting in, and I think we both had the same picture.”
City chief Daniel Farke plans to convert Sorensen into a holding midfielder, after a more attacking role for his previous club.
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“I didn’t use to play in the number six position in Denmark, more like a number eight but I also see myself as a six and that is a positive,” he said. “We have been working a lot on the tactics out on the pitch so now I need to learn the principles for the team and the right way to press or when to drop.
“It is a big step.
“I haven’t played a Championship side yet but in training you can see how big the step is. For almost everybody in this squad it is about game time, so it is up to me to prove it.
“I think if we are talking about the club then it is clear it is a top professional club.
“Right from the coaching staff to the medical staff and the whole environment.
“It was not a difficult decision at all to come here.
“I am 22, the time was right. Of course it is a big step personally to leave the family and my girlfriend but the right decision for my career, and after two or three weeks it has been really good for me.”