Why is Tettey being allowed to leave?

The Norwegian had expected his previous two Norwich contracts to be his last, before being talked into staying.

This year, however, with his family preparing their return to Norway and his limited playing time, the 35-year-old is moving on — primarily to begin his journey coaching young footballers.

And what about Vrancic?

Since signing a new two-year deal following promotion in 2019, Vrancic has made 24 league starts. He has played eight minutes of football in the last 11 games.

The Bosnia international turns 32 next month and is looking for a move that will bring greater influence over the final years of his career.

What next for Skipp and Quintilla?

Norwich held an obligation to purchase left-back Quintilla upon promotion, however he did not make enough appearances for the clause to be triggered and Norwich are happy for the Spaniard’s visit to now end.

Quintilla has played the last three games, scoring in the last two, due to the suspension of Dimitris Giannoulis, who is now expected to return for Norwich’s final game of the season at Barnsley.

Quintilla’s superb free kick against Reading may well ensure there are other Championship offers available for next season.

As for Skipp, his fantastic campaign ended with a suspected broken foot against Reading, which is expected to end his season a game early.

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke would love to repeat the loan arrangement for the England Under-21 midfielder in the Premier League next season. Much will depend on Tottenham for that.

How will Norwich replace all of those departing this summer?

Norwich were in need of one defensive midfield upgrade following their promotion two seasons ago. If they head into next season without Skipp and Tettey, then they will need to find two.

The position already features high on Norwich’s summer recruitment which began some weeks ago.

Danish midfielder Jacob Sorensen is highly regarded but Norwich are conscious of their need to sign replacements.

Giannoulis’ own loan move from PAOK has become permanent on promotion but Quintilla’s exit leaves a gap for left-back competition, which they will now look to find despite Sorensen covering the position so ably during the first half of the season.

What has been said?

Sporting director Stuart Webber said: “For Alex to have achieved what he has over his nine-year spell at the club is phenomenal. He will be rightly remembered as a Norwich City legend.

“Mario will rightly be remembered for his many moments of magic. We knew we were signing a top professional and he has surpassed what we all expected of him.

“From day one, Xavi has always been here with a smile on his face and…leaves as a champion.

“Oliver has been tremendous and words can’t explain how grateful we all are for his contribution. It goes without saying we’d love to work with Oliver again in the future, but either way he will be remembered at this club for a long time.”

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