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James Maddison signs new deal with the Canaries

29 June 2017

Norwich City midfielder James Maddison has signed a new contract with the Club, extending his stay until 2021.

This afternoon Maddison put pen to paper on the new deal, which also includes an option for an extra year.

Maddison, 20, joined Norwich City from Coventry City in the 2016 January transfer window, and was immediately loaned back to them until the end of the season. Last season he spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Aberdeen in the SPL, before heading back to Carrow Road in January. He made his Championship debut for City against Preston North End in April, and capped it with a fine goal in a 3-1 win.

Maddison told “I’m delighted. It’s something we’ve talked about and I’m happy to sign on the dotted line.

“Last season was a big learning curve for me. Obviously I went on loan for half of it and then came back. Alan Irvine took me under his wing and I made a few appearances and I’ve only been looking forward since then.

“I know we’ve got a lot of talent in the squad – especially in the position I like to play. So it’s about me getting my fitness up and showing what I can do and what I can bring to this squad, especially with the new manager. I’ve never worked under a foreign manager before and I’ve really taken to it well, and am really enjoying it. It’s been double sessions and long days, but we’ve had the balls out early doors and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.”

Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “It’s a great decision. It’s good for him and good for the Club. He’s a nice guy who has a lot of potential – he can spot key passes on the pitch and is creative and a technically good player. He has so much potential and I’m really looking forward to working with him and we will try to develop him a little bit more.

“There will be a lot of competition to get into the starting XI, but his great potential means it’s up to him to use this opportunity.”

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