German left-back Philip Heise joined Norwich on 31st january 2019 for a six figure fee some six months before he was due to join on a free transfer.
He began his playing career in the youth teams of FC Buderich, Bayer Leverkusen Fortuna Dusseldorf and Borussia Monchengladbach.He played for Fortuna's second team before joining Preuben Munster in 2011. He then spent two years at FC Heidenheim before moving to the Bundesliga in July 2015 with Stuttgart. In January 2017 he moved to second tier side Dynamo Dresden making 61 appearances and scoring five goals
Daniel Farke said: “We are all really happy to have Philip here. It’s a bit of a surprise for us that we are able to have this transfer right now because we actually planned to bring him in for the summer, but we had the option to bring him in now and with the long-term injuries of Carlton Morris and Louis Thompson we got the feeling it would be good to strengthen the squad a bit. To have a specialist on the left full-back position is another good option for us and he can play on the left wing as well and play as a wing-back. He is a good guy with lots of experience and we are pleased to have him. It will take some time for him to adapt to English football so it is good to bring Philip in to have a really good option for the crucial period of this season but also to give him some time to adapt and be really strong for the next season.”