Martin Olsson will not rush into a decision on his Norwich City future

Martin Olsson is out of contract next summer at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Image

Martin Olsson is out of contract next summer at Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Martin Olsson is keeping his options open at Norwich City with the defender admitting he could leave next summer on a free transfer.

The Swedish international helped his country to two World Cup qualifying wins over the past few days, but the 28-year-old's club future was also a topic for discussion in a television interview with Swedish station, Viasat Sport.

Olsson was heavily linked with a swift Premier League return to West Ham following the Canaries' top flight relegation but Alex Neil has made it clear the defender is a key part of his Championship plans.

The former Blackburn full-back has been an ever-present since recovering from an early season hamstring injury.

'During the summer, there was a club that was looking at me, but it did not happen,' he said. 'I'm now instead focusing on Norwich so we'll see what happens in January or in the summer. It may be that I go on a Bosman. We'll see if they want to give me a new contract, but I have to think of myself as well. There may be no new contract, I will surely have several other clubs as options too.'

Olsson fared better than the majority of City's international contingent with Timm Klose (ankle) and Robbie Brady (head) picking up injuries that will be assessed by the club's medical staff ahead of the Championship return against Rotherham at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Russell Martin's Scotland were thumped 3-0 in Slovakia on Wednesday night to increase the pressure on Gordon Strachan after a disappointing home draw to Lithuania.

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While Norway's Alex Tettey played 67 minutes in his country's 4-1 comeback win over minnows San Marino in Oslo.