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Orjan Nyland could be returning to the Premier League after being released by Aston Villa, with The Athletic reporting the goalkeeper is in talks to extend his stay at Norwich City. 

The Norway international may never have established himself as number one at Villa Park – but he’ll always have a place in the hearts of some claret and blue supporters. 

Trezeguet’s last-gasp winner hogged all the headlines following last year’s dramatic EFL Cup semi-final victory over Leicester City but it was Nyland, defying gravity at the other end of the pitch, who set the Midlands giants on their way to Wembley. 

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Unfortunately for the former Bundesliga stopper, displays such as that were few and far between in his two-year Villa career. 

Nyland was released in October but, because of a ruptured Achilles he suffered towards the end of 2019/20, it took four months for the 30-year-old to make his return to the Beautiful Game. 

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Nyland eventually joined Norwich on a short-term deal in February. But, with his Carrow Road contract expiring, his future is up in the air once more.

The Athletic, however, reports talks are ongoing regarding an extension, meaning Nyland could be back in the top flight a year after his most recent Premier League appearance. 

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