Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic leave Norwich City – News – fr

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Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic leave Norwich City – News – fr



Norwich City will be making an emotional farewell to longtime midfielders Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic when their respective contracts expire this summer.

Darling by City fans around the world, Tettey’s journey in yellow and green began in the summer of 2012 when he joined French club Rennes for an undisclosed fee.

Nine years and 262 Norwich City appearances later, the Norwegian has since enjoyed three Premier League promotions.

Vrancic, meanwhile, joined the Canaries from Germany’s SV Darmstadt in the summer of 2017, becoming the first away signing following Daniel Farke’s appointment as head coach.

The Bosnian went on to feature 133 times for the club, scoring 17 goals, including a series of catchy and winning strikes in his two winning seasons.

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber said: “Both Alex and Mario have made significant contributions to club football and it is a sad day for everyone linked to Norwich City.

“For Alex to have achieved what he has accomplished in his nine years at the club is phenomenal. He will of course be remembered as a legend of Norwich City.

“We will always have a role for Alex in this football club and, if he wishes, we will help and support him in the next stage of his career when he deems the time is right.

“Mario will be rightly remembered for his many moments of magic. He’s a top professional and I don’t think anyone will forget his goals against Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn and the defending champion at Aston Villa.

“We knew we were signing a top professional four years ago and he certainly surpassed what we all expected of him.

When supporters return to full capacity, Alex and Mario, along with their families, will once again be invited to a game at Carrow Road to thank them for their contributions to the club.

The club’s digital and video channels will reflect on the two players’ careers at Norwich City with special interviews, galleries, tributes and more to be posted over the coming weeks.

Norwich City can also confirm that loan players Oliver Skipp and Xavi Quintilla will return to their respective parent clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Villarreal after the conclusion of City’s final game of the campaign at Barnsley this weekend.

Webber added, “From day one, Xavi has always been here with a smile on his face and delivered when asked.

“He leaves us as the champion and he will no doubt continue to have a great career in the game.

“Oliver has been great for us this season and words cannot explain how grateful we are all for his contribution. We also have to thank Steve Hitchen and Daniel Levy at Tottenham for allowing us to develop not only a top player, but a top person.

“It goes without saying that of course we would love to work with Oliver again in the future, but he will be at this club for a long time anyway.”

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