Norwich sells forward Srbeny back to German club Paderborn

January 8, 2020

PADERBORN, Germany (AP) — Norwich sold forward Dennis Srbeny back to his old German club Paderborn on Wednesday after he struggled to make an impact in the Premier League.

Srbeny was part of the Norwich team which won promotion last season but played just 39 Premier League minutes across eight substitute appearances this season.

Srbeny played for Paderborn when it was in the German third tier in the 2017-18 season. He left for Norwich in mid-season, before back-to-back promotions took Paderborn to the Bundesliga.

He's moving from the last-place team in Premier League to the last-place team in the Bundesliga.

Neither club specified the size of the transfer fee. Paderborn said Srbeny signed a contract for two and a half years.

“Dennis is an optimum fit for our recruitment profile of a big, accurate striker who works for the team," Paderborn's sport director Martin Przondziono said in a statement. “He knows the conditions in Paderborn very well and he was wanted by our head coach Steffen Baumgart. We're very happy that this transfer has worked out.”