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City hoping for good news by extending midfielder’s stay with new contract

PUBLISHED: 14:17 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 30 April 2018

Alex Tettey signed a new contract last week, taking a wage reduction to stay with Norwich City for another two seasons. Picture: Andrew Tobin/Focus Images

Alex Tettey signed a new contract last week, taking a wage reduction to stay with Norwich City for another two seasons. Picture: Andrew Tobin/Focus Images

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Norwich City hoping to close in on extending Alex Tettey’s stay with a new two-year contract.

The retired Norway midfielder was expected to leave the Canaries this summer after almost six seasons at the club – the 32-year-old admitting as much just before Christmas.

However, with City putting a two-year deal on the table – albeit at significantly reduced wages – Tettey could now opt to remain where he and his family have been since the summer of 2012, and in turn offer a younger City squad his sizeable experience.

No doubt having two years on the table is to help convince the Norwegian to remain at the club he was brought to by Chris Hughton, while the Canaries were settled in the Premier League.

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Tettey has made 177 appearances for City, scoring six goals since joining from Rennes for a fee of around £3m. He has signed a two-year deal in September 2016 that was due to expire this summer.

And there have been 21 league starts this term, all coming once head coach Daniel Farke threw him into his first-team mix after a difficult August initiation.

On the day another out of contract player in Wes Hoolahan signed off at Carrow Road, Tettey missed what could have proven his final home bow with a back injury in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Leeds.

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