Klose enjoying life at City and happy to discuss a new contract
PUBLISHED: 10:19 23 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:19 23 February 2018
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Timm Klose is enjoying life at Norwich City under Daniel Farke and would be happy to consider a new contract this summer.
The centre-back has been popular with supporters ever since signing from Wolfsburg in a deal reportedly worth around £7.5million in January 2016 – with his cult hero status taking on fresh momentum after Sunday’s dramatic late equaliser against Ipswich.
However, Klose will turn 30 in May and will have 12 months remaining of his City contract, leading to speculation that the Switzerland international’s wages may lead to him being sold as the Canaries are likely to need to cut their wage bill further.
“I haven’t talked to the club yet. We had a little chat last summer in pre-season,” the popular defender said. “From now until the end of this season I don’t know what is going to happen.
“I will listen to the club if they want to talk to me. If they don’t want to talk to me I will listen to something else. That is football, that is the business.
“I’m happy at the moment. I’m really feeling confident and having a lot of fun on the pitch with the lads. That’s the most important thing for me and my private life because If I am happy, they are happy, and vice versa, which is great for me at the moment.”
Born in Germany but growing up in Switzerland, Klose has been joined by several fellow German speakers at City this season and says the dressing room atmosphere has been excellent under the new regime.
“It has been there all season. Perhaps when you have bad results it looks different from the outside,” he continued. “I can tell you the atmosphere between the players has always been good. When you win games, you gain confidence.
The Canaries defender has 16 caps for Switzerland but played in just one World Cup qualifier and admits his chances of going to Russia this summer are slim.
“I haven’t been in contact with the gaffer of the national team that much recently,” Klose said. “It is normal. I am not in the first division and he made it clear if that was the case I would not be taking a huge part of his plans.
“I told him still I would give him all the options I can. By that I mean playing every game I can, trying to be a leader on the pitch, be more solid throughout my performances than last season.”