Norwich have signed Spanish defender Xavi Quintilla on a season-long loan from Villarreal.
The 23-year-old full-back will spend the 2020-21 season on loan at Carrow Road, though the Canaries can make the deal permanent at any time.
Quintilla, a Spain youth international, told the club’s official website: “I’m so happy and proud to be here and to play for Norwich in England and in the Championship.
“My philosophy and my football is similar to Norwich’s. I played before for Villarreal and Barcelona’s academy, and I think Norwich works a bit like them, so it’s great for me.
“I come here to play as many minutes as possible. We want to play good football for the fans to see. I would love to play in the Premier League, so I will do everything possible to get Norwich into the top league.”
Farke on Quintilla arrival
“I’m happy it has been possible to sign him at this stage, because he is a young player with experience at the top level. He has played nearly 30 games in La Liga for Villarreal and also has experience in European competitions.
“He’s a humble person who wants to develop his game. As a player, he has good technical and tactical skills and is very good in possession of the ball.
“We had a situation last season where we were a little short in the full-back areas, so we’ve now been able to add competition and options in those areas.”
Meanwhile, full-back Philip Heise has joined Bundesliga 2 outfit Karlsruher on a season-long loan.