The 24-year-old Kosovar international has struck a four-year deal for a first figure that would be close to City’s record, with a series of additions that could potentially eclipse their previous transfer record.
Rashica, who was linked with Premier League rivals Aston Villa 12 months ago before Bremen’s relegation from the Bundesliga, agreed to the terms and underwent a medical examination in Germany, but will join Daniel Farke’s side for a preseason training next month.
“I’m really delighted to play in front of the fans in Norwich and in the Premier League,” he said. “I will of course do my best for this football club in every game and I hope to excite the fans with many goals and assists. . I am excited to begin.
“I know a few things about the club, especially Daniel Farke’s style of play. I want to continue to learn and develop as a player and as a person and I think the style of play here will suit me very well.
“I spoke with the boss and I know what he wants to see from me. These conversations with him recently have been of great help and I am very excited.
“I don’t know any of the players or staff in the squad, but I have a lot of friends in the game and here in Germany who speak very well about Norwich City and how the club works.
“I watched a lot of Norwich City games in the Premier League. It has always been a dream for me to play in the Premier League and I am so happy that Norwich has given me this great opportunity.
“I have already played a few matches in England. I played in a Europa League qualifier for Vitesse against Southampton, as well as a few pre-season matches against other English teams.
“I also have close family in London. My family and I are eager to move to England, to be closer to them and to experience something new.
Rashica has scored 27 goals in 100 appearances for the German side after joining Vitesse Arnhem, where he won the Dutch Cup in 2017 alongside former City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
City head coach Farke insists the Canaries have pulled off a major blow.
“With Milot we have a very interesting player and we are delighted to have been able to bring him to Norwich City,” he said, quoted on the club’s official website. “Many big clubs have taken an interest in his signing over the past few seasons. and it was quite often linked to a large movement of money.
“In Germany he spent his time with Werder Bremen, who were a bit struggling last season, but Milot is a player full of potential. He’s quick and smart in his movements, technically good and excellent at finishing and assisting goals.
“He delivered a lot of finished products and although he was young he played a lot of matches at the highest level.
“He’s a player who can do something exceptional on offense. Due to his age, abilities, potential and personality, we also have the feeling that he will fit in fairly well in our group. We hope he can improve our attacking game.
“He can play several positions, as a winger, striker or number ten. He is a fairly versatile player and we are happy to be able to recruit a quality player. “
In line with post-Brexit regulations regarding transfers from continental Europe, the deal is now subject to international approval and approval by governing bodies. City managed to navigate that process to bring in Greece international Dimitris Giannoulis in January.
Angus Gunn is set to be unveiled as the second signing of the summer in the next 24 hours.