Timm Klose has admitted that a return to the Premier League with Norwich City is his preferred destination for next season, despite having offers from elsewhere.
The Swiss defender is out of contract at Carrow Road at the end of the season, having made 118 appearances for The Canaries since joining from German side Wolfsburg in January 2016, and negotiations are ongoing over an extended contract with the club.
Despite not having started a league match for Norwich since New Year’s Day, Klose would apparently prefer a new deal at Carrow Road and a return to the Premier League to a move elsewhere, with The Eastern Daily Press quoting him as saying: “That is the choice I would prefer, The Premier League is the best league in the world and it would be great to return. But many other doors are also still open and I will give myself the time to make the best decision.”
Describing the experience of being part of Norwich’s title winning campaign this season, Klose went onto add: “There was really a great atmosphere this season here and a good level of play, and the coach and several players being a small clan of Germans within the team also brought a little something extra.”
Looking ahead to a first return to the Premier League since Klose’s first half season with Norwich, the Swiss defender revealed he is confident the club can hold its own in the top flight, claiming: “The club is fit for the Premier League. The concern for football is that everything is governed by money, and it will take that to strengthen.
“The club will receive money but it is how to use it – and not like Fulham, who squandered it to buy players who did not make the difference.”
This should be seen as a boost for Norwich.
Not only is Klose a popular and capable figure around the club, he is also one of the few members of the side to possess top flight experience, something which could be crucial to Norwich.
This therefore seems like a deal that, should it be confirmed, would suit all parties.