Alexander Tettey admits he has no idea where he stands with Norwich City.
The Norway international is a key member of Norwich manager Daniel Farke’s first-team system this Premier League campaign. Tettey was again a starter for Farke in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.
But the midfielder, now 33, comes off contract in June and hasn’t heard from the Canaries about their plans. Tettey admits he’d love to stay at Carrow Road for another season, though concedes his age could work against him.
Asked about his contract situation, he told VG: “I have no idea. I have no idea. 100 percent honest. All I know is that my contract expires June 30. After that … either it is a club that is crazy, that will take the chance to have me for a year, or I get to listen to my body.”
Indeed, the uncertainty is concerning Tettey, as he freely admits playing football is all he knows. Now in his seventh year with Norwich, Tettey reached the 200 appearances mark for the club in December and remains a firm part of the furniture.
However, with retirement now edging closer, the former Rosenborg skipper concedes he’s not looking forward to it.
Tettey continues, “I think it’s scary. When you have been contracted since you were 16 until you are 34, it is a pretty long career in sport. You get up every day, have a place to go, a purpose and a meaning, and then … nothing.
“I’ve read books that say there are people struggling. It’s scary.”