Northern Ireland International Jamal Lewis signs new deal with Norwich CityFri, Oct 12 2018
20-year-old current Northern Irish International Jamal Lewis has signed a new deal with Championship side Norwich City until June 2023.
Lewis came to the fore with the Carrow Road outfit during the pre-season preparations for the 2017/18 season as injury put pay to his early chance to impress under his then new boss Daniel Farke.
Having recovered from injury, Lewis made his debut for the Canaries in December 2017 in a 2-1 home defeat to Brentford at the passionate Carrow Road venue.
So far this season, Lewis has retained his place in the squad after impressing last term with eleven appearances to his name under German manager Farke as the English born Northern Irish international has added to his caps with Michael O’Neill’s ever-improving side.
Speaking with his club’s official media team after the completion of the deal which will see him stay at the Canaries for the next four and a half years, the 20-year-old said:
“I’m thrilled. I’m very happy to get it signed and sealed and now it’s important to just keep playing football and keep improving.
“They [Farke and Stuart Webber] have shown lots of faith in me since last year and pre-season, putting me in with the lads and it’s just been a good, growing relationship since then.
“Every game I play, I just try and repay them and keep contributing to the team.
“I missed the first part of last season with injury but once it got to the New Year I was in the team and the games were coming so I had to get used to it.
“It was a new experience for me with the number of games and high level of competition but this season, I think I’m adapting quite well and I’m really enjoying my football at the moment.”
Norwich City’s Head Coach Daniel Farke also added:
“Jamal has grown-up so much that we don’t speak about him so much as a young player anymore.
“His performances are so grown-up, and he’s now really experienced. He’s always there with a high consistency and he’s a real fixed point in our plan.
“He’s still only 20-years-old and it’s an unbelievably good sign for our Club that we are able to have such a young talent that is willing to stay here with us.”