Norwich City are delighted to announce that centre-back Akin Famewo has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the Club, extending his stay at Carrow Road until June 2023.
Famewo joined City’s academy in January 2019 from Luton Town and became the captain of David Wright’s Under-23s team for the 2019-20 season.
The defender has also been involved in Daniel Farke’s first-team setup in training and matchday squads this season.
Speaking exclusively to canaries.co.uk, he said: “It’s hard to describe how I’m feeling right now because there’s a lot of excitement and good vibes.
“It’s been a big step up to working with the first-team because the intensity of the Premier League is a lot faster and stronger, but I feel like I’m learning and adapting to it.”
Famewo was first named on the bench for City’s first-team squad in October’s Premier League game at home to Aston Villa, and travelled to the south-coast for the following game against AFC Bournemouth.
“The first time I went into training with the first-team I was very excited,” he said. “It’s where I want to be, and it was just a good feeling. I’m excited to learn and develop.
“It’s not as easy to boss people about now but no-one takes anything personally in games! It’s all about helping each other out and playing as a unit.
“The aim is to play and eventually be involved in the first-team, so I’m taking good steps. I want to represent the club for as long as possible.
“My mum’s side of the family are from Norwich so they’re extremely happy and my dad’s very proud as well!”
Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “I’m delighted for Akin. He’s developed a lot over the last period and his new deal is well deserved.
“Akin has recently stepped up to first team training and has adapted very well. We know he still needs time to develop, but he is very much on the right track. He’s a good person and has a good presence and energy around him.”