Timm Klose has confirmed Norwich rejected a summer move for the player from Premier League side West Brom.
Klose, 28, only joined Norwich from Wolfsburg on a three-and-a-half-year deal in January, but was linked with a move away in the summer after Alex Neil’s team were relegated to the Championship.
“There were offers, and we looked at the one we received from West Bromwich, but Norwich turned down the offer,” he told Swiss newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung.
“I weighed up my options. I did not want to lose my place in the national team without a fight, but it was also clear that it will be difficult to show what I could do at another club.
“The overall package fits. I can live out my passion here. I play football out of passion. I don’t primarily earn my living for the family because my background forces me to do so. I am on the pitch mainly for the emotions.”
Klose scored once in nine appearances for Norwich in the second half of last season.