Norwich City are delighted to announce that centre-back Timm Klose has signed a new three-year contract with the Club.
The Swiss international has reached the end of his current deal but has now agreed with the Club to extend his stay at Carrow Road until 2022.
Klose joined the Canaries back in January 2016 and has made 118 appearances since then, including 31 in the successful Championship title-winning campaign of this season.
Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk, he said: “I’m delighted we are playing in the Premier League next year and that was one of the reasons why I’ve chosen to stay in Norwich.
“I love it here and I really feel at home. It’s the first time in my career I can say that, that I feel at home somewhere else other than back in Switzerland. That was another reason why I wanted to stay.
“It’s fantastic that the Club has given me this opportunity to sign the new contract and stay for another three years.
“I know that I’m one of the oldest now and I want to be a good leader on and off the pitch to help develop the younger lads as well as win games.”
The centre-back was a key figure on and off the pitch for the Canaries this year. He made the bulk of his 23 starts in the first half of the campaign but has only featured from the bench over the past few months, with the impressive form of Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey keeping him out of the eleven.
However, his support from the sidelines and appearances as a substitute have been crucial for the success of the team.
“It was an amazing season. The team has played well, we’ve formed something here which is quite extraordinary with the fans and with everyone at the Club.
“Us players are just delighted to play for the [yellow and green] colours and that’s how it should be and how we should continue into the future.”
Klose’s experience of the Premier League only lasted a few months when the Club were relegated in 2016, just four months after he joined.
Now City are back in English football’s top-flight, Klose is looking forward to having another crack at the elite.
“I’m very happy that we are back there to show that we can compete with the best teams in the country.
“As a football player, you want to be at the top. You want to play in the top divisions and play for your nation or country.
“You have to achieve those goals with hard work, dedication and leave it all out there. If you leave your heart on the pitch, you will get the rewards.
“I’m looking forward to doing that again and showing that we can compete in the Premier League.”