Republic of Ireland under-19 international Andrew Omobamidele signs first pro deal with Norwich

Mon, Dec 02 2019

Andrew Omobamidele Credit: Robert Goggins (ETPhotos)

Republic of Ireland under-19 international Andrew Omobamidele has put pen to paper on his first professional contract with Premier League outfit Norwich City.

The 17-year-old signs his first pro deal with the Canaries after impressing with the club’s under-23 side in recent months.

Dubliner Omobamidele made the move across to Carrow Road in 2018 – after impressing with Leixlip United.   

“It’s an amazing feeling, it’s what I came to England to do, work hard and try get my first professional contract and it’s came so I’m very excited, ready to go again,” the 17-year-old told Norwich City’s media team.

“I definitely worked hard to be where I am. I don’t think age really matters, I think once you’re able to play at a level, age doesn’t change anything.

“I have been working really hard, trying to string performances together and all stuff surrounding that.

 “I don’t really focus on anything else but what I think, football’s a game of opinions. Some people might have a negative opinion, some positive, so I just try to do my own thing and do the things the coaches want out of me and replicate that training on the pitch.”

Omobamidele added; “My future vision is to definitely be sat over there in the first-team canteen, with all the first-team boys, it’s my end goal right now.

“I’m really excited to get on this new adventure with my first professional contract.”