Sunday, November 28

Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic leave Norwich City

Appreciated by City fans around the world, Tettey’s yellow and green journey began in the summer of 2012 when he moved from French club Rennes for an unknown transfer.

Nine years and 262 Norwich City games later, the Norwegian has seen three Premier League promotions since then.

Vrancic moved from the German club SV Darmstadt to the Canaries in the summer of 2017, making him the first overseas addition after Daniel Farke’s appointment as head coach.

The Bosnian made 133 appearances for the club and scored 17 goals, including a number of eye-catching and game-winning goals in his two championship seasons.

Norwich City Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “Both Alex and Mario have made significant contributions to the football club and this is a sad day for anyone involved in Norwich City.

“For Alex it is phenomenal that he has achieved what he has achieved in his nine years at the club. He is, of course, rightly remembered as the legend of Norwich City.

“We will always play a role for Alex at this football club and, if he so wishes, we will help and support him in the next phase of his career when he feels the time is right.

“Mario is rightly remembered for his many magical moments. He’s a top professional and I don’t think anyone will forget his goals against Sheffield Wednesday, Blackburn and the Aston Villa title winner.

“We knew four years ago that we were going to sign a top professional and he has surely exceeded what we all expected of him.”

When the fans are back to full capacity, both Alex and Mario and their families will be invited to a game on Carrow Road to thank them for their contribution to the club.

The club’s digital and video channels will reflect the careers of both players in Norwich City with special interviews, galleries, honors and more to be released in the coming weeks.

Norwich City can also confirm loaners Oliver Skipp and Xavi Quintilla will return to their respective parent clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Villarreal after City’s final away game in Barnsley this weekend.

Webber added, “Xavi was here with a smile on his face from day one and delivered when called.

“He is leaving as a champion and will undoubtedly 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 making it possible for us to develop not just a top player but a top person.

“Of course we would like to work with Oliver again in the future, but he will be remembered by this association for a long time to come.”

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