Norwich City Academy defender Jaden Warner has signed his first professional contract with the club, keeping him with the City side until summer 2024, with the option to extend by a further year.
The defender has been impressing in the season so far, making cameo appearances on the bench for David Wright’s Under-23s whilst making consistent starts in the Under-18s team.
Speaking on his contract, Warner says it’s been six years in the making, but nevertheless a moment to be proud of.
“It’s a dream come true really, it’s what I’ve been working for since being a young boy and to finally get it is a proud moment for me and my family.
“I’ve been here six years now, the club has showed faith in me all the way, it’s been a good experience so far and hopefully there’s many more years to come.”
Asked about his progression so far at both an U18s and U23s level, Warner has high aspirations to move up to Wright’s side next, adding it’s his next step to joining Daniel Farke’s first-team at Carrow Road.
“We’ve had a good start with a couple of losses, but we learn from the losses and as a team this year I think we’ll do very well.”
“I believe being involved with the 23s will boost my confidence, being with them more and being able to play will boost that to keep pushing on and hopefully play here [Carrow Road] one day.”
“We played here last year against Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup, lost 3-2, but it was a good game and a good experience. Hopefully, there’ll be many more opportunities to come to play here.”