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Norwich City Tie Down 32 Y/O Midfield Ace To A New Deal: Good News For The Canaries?

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Diptanil Roy
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Norwich City recently announced the deal for Alex Tettey confirming that the player has signed a new two-year deal at the club. The midfielder will now be staying with the Canaries till 2020.

The 32-year-old player has been at the club for six years now. He joined the English side back in 2012 when he made the move from French side Rennes. In his six-year spell, he has been an important player at the club, going on to make a sizeable 177 appearances for the team across all competitions.

In an exclusive interview given to Norwich City TV, the former Rennes midfielder said: “I’m very happy to have signed because since I’ve been here, I’ve enjoyed myself.

“It’s been a couple of months where there has been a lot of thinking with my family so I’m pleased it is now done. Norwich is a family club and that suits me a lot. 

“The coach’s philosophy is very good. We have learned a lot from this season. Next season, we will be even better because everyone will know what he wants from us.

“Hopefully that will get us firing from the beginning of the season.”

Head Coach Daniel Farke was very happy with the news of the player and said, “It’s good news for the group, for the club and for Alex.”

“We want to keep our key players and Alex is 100 percent one of our key players. We have a young group so need experienced players who are able to lead and help them develop.”

“We want players who are desperate to play here and Alex has a strong identification with the club. I’m really happy he’s signed a new contract.”

They are currently in the 12th position in the table and all hopes of qualifying for the playoffs or fears of getting relegated are now gone. They have collected 60 points from the 45 games played and look set to have a mid-table finish.

Read more: Crystal Palace On The Lookout For This Highly Rated Norwich City Ace: Just The Man Hodgson Needs?

They will hope to have another go next season and hence will be happy having kept important players like Tettey in the squad. The Ghana-born Norwegian international has a strong, physical presence in midfield and has a wealth of experience of playing in both the first and second tier of English football.

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