Striker commits future to the Canaries
CITY are delighted to confirm a new three-year contract for striker Cameron Jerome, with an option for the Club to extend it by a further year.
The 29-year-old's previous deal was due to expire in the summer of 2017 but Jerome has now put pen-to-paper on fresh terms, extending his stay at Carrow Road until June 2019 (June 2020 if the option is exercised).
In an exclusive interview with canaries.co.uk, he said: "It's nice to get this deal over the line early on so I can come back fully focused ready for next season.
"Within a couple of weeks of joining I realised what a good club this was. It's a good set of players and the manager is really enthusiastic and wants to help the lads improve.
"We need to come back with fresh optimism to get the job done and get promoted again next season, that's the challenge now."
Jerome signed from Stoke City for an undisclosed fee in August 2014, scoring on his debut in a Capital One Cup tie against Crawley Town less than a week later.
His form in front of goal helped fire City to promotion in his first year, the former Cardiff and Birmingham man's play-off final strike against Middlesbrough marking his 21st of the campaign.
To date, he has made a total of 80 appearances in all competitions for the Canaries, scoring 24 times.
City boss Alex Neil added: "We’re very happy that Cameron has agreed a new deal to secure his future at the club.
"He is a proven goalscorer at Championship level, as his record during our recent promotion-winning campaign proved. He will be an asset for us.
"As I said when we gave Steven Whittaker a new deal, it’s important that we’ve got guys who have experience of winning matches in the Championship. With this contract signed, Cameron can focus fully on helping us achieve our aims next season."
The contract is subject to the usual final football governing bodies’ approval.