RUMOUR MILL: Norwich City’s Alex Tettey claims Canaries’ rejected Premier League interest; two clubs tracking Ricky van Wolfswinkel according to his agent

Norwich City rejected an enquiry from a Premier League club for midfielder Alex Tettey . Picture: Matthew Usher. Norwich City rejected an enquiry from a Premier League club for midfielder Alex Tettey . Picture: Matthew Usher.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
12:17 PM

Norwich City have rejected a transfer enquiry from a Premier League club for Alex Tettey, the Canaries’ midfielder has told Norwegian media.

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Norwich City striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel is attracting interest from abroad according to his agent. Picture: Denise BradleyNorwich City striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel is attracting interest from abroad according to his agent. Picture: Denise Bradley

The Canaries’ opted to take up an option on the 28-year-old earlier this summer, keeping him at Carrow Road for another season, and the Norwegian international is quoted in daily newspaper VG back in his homeland on Tuesday stating City had rebuffed interest from an unamed Premier League club.

“The club have rejected a referral from a Premier League club, except I can not say which team,” says Tettey. “The Championship gets tough and hard with 46 games but it can be exciting if we start well.”

Tettey’s representative Bjorn Tore Kvarme confirmed the combative midfielder was in demand.

“The only thing I can say is that a team in the Premier League wanted a trade, but that Norwich said no. They will keep Tettey so he can help the team again,” he said. “He has a contract until June of 2015. Then it is not so much to get done.”

Tettey is currently out with a groin injury after featuring in the opening pre-season friendly against Dereham Town, which forced him to miss the two games on City’s Italian tour and Monday’s 5-1 home friendly win over OGC Nice.

Norwich boss Neil Adams revealed after his side’s latest win the midfielder is poised to return to training later this week and is expected to be in contention for the Championship opener at Wolves on August 10, with the player himself suggesting he will be fit to return to full time training on Monday.

Meanwhile, Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s agent, Louis Laros, is quoted in Voetbal International on Tuesday stating two clubs ‘outside England and Holland’ have expressed an interest in signing City’s club record signing. The 25-year-old enjoyed a prolific spell at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal prior to his Carrow Road move 12 months ago and has already been touted with a summer return to cross city rivals Benfica earlier this summer.

Laros claims van Wolfswinkel would struggle to accept a bit-part role in the Championship and claims City could be prepared to offload one of their biggest wage earners. Laros will also not rule out a potential loan move.

“It’s going to clubs outside England and Netherlands,” Laros told the Dutch football magazine. “But the difference between supply and demand is such that I do not expect that there is a very quick decision. Norwich City is willing to co-operate, but expect something in return...the Championship is not the stage on which he plays football.”

The Dutch international missed City’s Italian training camp after damaging knee ligaments in a training ground collison with Declan Rudd, but the striker is expected to be back in contention for the Championship kick-off.

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27 comments

  • Serially blocked by Archie

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  • The only "brace" RVW will get at Portaloo Road is the one on his crocked knee...

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • BBC quote "Southampton will have sold five players for a total of approximately £92m." They've got a bob or two to spare then!

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • John Cross , on TalkSport said that if NCFC could keep Redmond and Ruddy , they`d be stars in the Championship . He expected the former to play for England . A lot of clubs had looked at Ruddy , but as long as City keep scaring them off with the price tag , he`ll stay .Cross also said NA was a very surprising appointment . He had the job at the end of last season , and it didn`t work out . He thought that Malky would have been a lot better choice .

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    dragonfly

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Plenty of RvW knockers about, but how many could actually go out and do better with last seasons system? A brace for him at Portman Road and see how quickly he will become a hero.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back. Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back.Centre half is what we lack and we need a good right back. Not another midfield player especially an over-the-hill overpriced one from QPR.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Spoke to a Burnley fan in Wroxham today. Usual pleasantries. To paraphrase, his expectations are low. But at least they're there.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Good one Stew - I'm taking off in the Sopwith Camel. Smoke me a Woodbine. or a kipper. Choice is yours.

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    el dingo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • …..Tettey, along with Fer, Snodgrass, and others contributed to our relegation....that does not qualify them to be considered as Premiership standard....many of us feel that if they had all pulled together we could still be up there with the stars....Minor 'injuries' are no excuse1....It is up to these over paid shirkers to earn their corn and go through a little pain now and again....I would say to him and the rest who always fell below the grade to have a rethink about where you may feel the grass is greener, and sweat blood and tears for Norwich City in the season ahead!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Funny, Ricky's agent seems at odds with the vibe you get from the odd comment he makes on Twitter.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • …..damm it!... I forgot to do the bit in the middle!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Southampton need to buy a whole team!!! They are going to have lots of money but who is left to play...

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Southampton need to buy a whole team!!! They are going to have lots of money but who is left to play...

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    Surrey Canary

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Well, RVW got a couple of easy tap ins v Braintree, so maybe the Conference Premier is the stage in which he plays his football? Offer him a season-long loan to Welling United.

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    Colin

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Pleased that Tettey is set to stay-he shouldn't go around scoring wonder goals if he thought the club would let him go.As for Redmond,I hope the club does pull out all the stops to keep him,including a long-term contract.He has that special ingredient,electric pace.I fear we will be lucky to hold on to him.

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    Peter Watson

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Keep a eye on Southampton they want a keeper Defender and forward according to sky sports otbc

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    pete22

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • he meant that League One is the stage one which he plays football.

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    Mikado Kember

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • ''The Championship is not the stage on which he plays football.” - RVW's agent said this with a straight face ? We've seen what he can do at Premiership level...

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    Johny

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • If we keep Hooper, best option re. RVW would be a season-long abroad, score a hat-full of goals and then either get him back or sell. Not sure he offers anything the others don't.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Agents showing how much value they add once again.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • RVW- "the Championship is not the stage on which he plays football.” ............Well let's face it, he never played on the Premiership stage either, so @ least he's consistent. PS: Has he tried the catwalk...or perhaps Dutchhairdressingmodels.com.....?

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • A Lot of these articles are wrote in such a 1 sided way that its almost like they are designed to try an get the average moronic fan to start yet another hate crusade. Lines like "Norwich City is willing to co-operate, but expect something in return...the Championship is not the stage on which he plays football.” when talking about RVW makes it sound like RVW is being a big head, forcing a move etc. IMO he can do a job, a very good job but in the eyes of the man who matters (Neil Adams) he clearly has some proving to do. If thats the case Adams will move him on an so be it. If he stays and proves everyone wrong, brilliant! Leave it at that. No need to put words into fans mouths. Guarentee ill be hearing fans say "...that RVW buh, he thinks hes too gud fo us"...and other brilliantly norfolk comments within a few days when really nothing put positive things have come from RVW directly. The media make something out of nothing to sell stories. The reality of it is, if Adams wants RVW he will still be here. If he doesnt (which I personally suspect he doesnt) then 'if' clubs show interest that suits NCFC a deal will be done. Simple. All the rest inbetween is utter pointless rubbish.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • I would say that we could have afforded to have cashed in on Tettey, especially as he will be a free agent at the end of the season. If we are playing with two strikers and Hoolahan behind them, that leaves three midfieldwing places between 10 players, namely: Tettey, Howson, Johnson, Pilkington, E Bennett, Fer, Murphy (x2), Surman and Redmond. Several of these are not going to even make the bench next season. Going to be interesting.

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    Kent Anglian

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Another average ex pro becomes a football agent. Im in the wrong line of work. Wouldnt read into things to much. Just another agent fishing for himself and his client. Wouldnt surprise me if Tettey was off eventually. Get the feeling in a direct competition between Johnson and Tettey, Adams is always going to choose Johnson. Personally Id have Tettey over Johnson everyday of the week but in terms of whats best for this season maybe Johnson would be best played in the championship considering Tetteys awful record with injuries since joining us. Dont want to see Tettey leave though as fully fit he'd be in my starting xi.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • At least it sounds like he's relatively happy to stay. I hope Olsson, Redmond, Hooper, Howson and Ruddy are too. If we only lose Fer and RVW by the end of the window, I'll be happy.

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    Colin

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  • Tets old boy, you're not yet Premier League quality, nor consistant enough to keep a starting XI place. Why uproot yourself to Burnley to go through the same dross you've witnessed last season .......... please keep the faith .......... it aint all about the $$$$$

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    nevermindthedanger

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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