Norwich City midfielder Alexander Tettey has informed NRK that there is deadline day interest in him, but has been told by the club that he cannot leave. The 31-year-old has made three appearances this season, two of which came in the Carabao Cup, and is frustrated at not playing more minutes.
He has not started a league game this season under new manager Daniel Farke, with him possibly exploring the chance of leaving Carrow Road before tonight’s 11pm deadline. Nevertheless, Farke clearly wants him to stay on board and fight for his place in the starting eleven.
Tettey, who previously played for Rosenborg and Rennes, as well as the Danish national team, expressed his disappointment at not playing more,
“Through my agent, I have been told that I’m not available for loans that are not for sale, and that I stay in Norwich. I’m used to playing matches, preferably 90 minutes. It has not the case in the first three games, so obviously I’m not happy with that.”
Tettey’s agent is former Liverpool defender Bjorn Tore Kvarme, and did reveal interest from other clubs in his client,
“He would like to play more, but Norwich says that, ‘you stay here’. He is under contract so what he thinks is really uninteresting. There has been interest from other clubs, but it helps little when the club is so clear that he is not available. But he’s fine, that’s right. Now he strives to play back in the team.”
Tettey has been with the Canaries since 2012, making him a long-serving player, but is clearly unhappy about not featuring as much as he’d like.