Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis has signed a new long-term contract with the club, extending his stay until 2021
Lewis, 19, has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal, with the option of an extra year.
Lewis was awarded a professional contract last year and was a mainstay in City’s U23s side last season – playing at both left-back and as a left winger. He has featured heavily for the first-team in pre-season, although he is currently recovering from a knock he picked up last week.
“I joined Norwich as a scholar and I’m going into my fourth year with the club now and it’s been an enjoyable process so far,” says Lewis. “Playing with the first-team has been a great experience. The quality of the football, and the tempo and being around that environment has been great for me.”
Lewis, who received a call-up to Northern Ireland Under-21s this summer, is thriving under the new coaching regime at City. “It’s more of a free role at full-back in the new system and it’s been enjoyable to play in,” he says. “People like Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have been really welcoming and offered a lot of advice, and I’m a hard-working person anyway so I hope everyone sees that and that it pays off on the pitch.”