Tettey not focused on speculation

Norwich City

Alexander Tettey admits speculation surrounding a potential exit from Norwich City “annoyed” him during the summer.

He had been linked with a switch back to Rosenborg, the club he represented for six years between 2003 and 2009.

However, nothing materialised and he has remained with the Canaries upon their promotion from the Championship last season.

He started and captained the side which heroically beat Manchester City 3-2 last weekend, in what was a rare appearance from the off due to the injury crisis that has befallen Daniel Farke’s side.

City’s longest-serving player – after joining from Rennes in August 2012 – has been linked with a move away due to a foreseeable lack of game time, and is out of contract at the end of the season.

He could therefore sign a pre-contract agreement as early as January in order to secure a switch away from Carrow Road.

However, the 33-year-old admits he did not enjoy being the subject of speculation during the summer and he wants to get on with his football.

“It’s been an annoyance for me, because it’s not something I want on me. It is very important that it is projected correctly,” Tettey told Norway’s VG.

“There have been times where I have said I do not want to talk much about it, to avoid misunderstandings on my part and on everyone’s part.”


Tettey has been a stalwart of the Canaries for seven years and has played under four managers.

He has 207 appearances to his name, scoring seven goals.

Due to their continued injury problems in midfield, Tettey is likely to feature again for Farke’s side when they travel to Burnley on Saturday.

However, they have been boosted by the news that Moritz Leitner has successfully recovered from a calf problem and will be fit to play.