Tyrese Omotoye signs new Norwich City contract

Norwich City Under-23s forward Tyrese Omotoye has signed a new contract with the club, extending his stay until the summer of 2024.

The 18-year-old has made good progress this season, scoring a hat-trick against Newport County’s first-team in the Papa John’s Trophy, as well as one goal against Plymouth Argyle in the same competition.

Since the start of December, Omotoye has been rewarded with three cameo appearances in Daniel Farke’s first-team squad against Luton Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest.

Discussing his contract extension, Omotoye said: "I'm delighted because it shows I've been working hard and the club have a lot of faith in me, so I just want to repay them.

"I feel like I've developed really quickly, but I also feel like that's due to me being able to soak up as much information from the coaches as I can and, obviously, the coaches are helping me. The coaches have been a really big part of my development so far."

Speaking on his time with the Canaries, the striker made his feelings for the club clear, describing it as a great place for him to work on his progression through the ranks.

"The club is a really, really good place to develop. There's very friendly staff, everyone is really helpful, it's a place I love very much.

"I couldn't ask for a better place to develop, Norfolk is a very quiet place for me to put my head down and focus, so in terms of that, it's perfect for me."

Finally, asked about his recent time spent with the first-team, Omotoye says that the experience has been 'surreal', adding that training with fellow striker Teemu Pukki is a priceless experience.

"It was surreal, it's something I've been working really hard for. Since I joined the club at 12 it was my main goal, every day in training that's what I've been thinking about; working hard so I can make my debut. For it to come was a 'finally' moment.

"It's honestly the best experience [training with Teemu Pukki], you can't pay a million for that. Being able to watch someone so good with his playing style, I'm just trying to pick up as many things as I can from him."

Academy head of football development, Steve Weaver, added: “He went away a boy and came back out of lockdown a man. His progression has been very good.

“He came back fit, strong and healthy and looks like he’s grown into his body and then he hit the ground running with his performances.

“He needs to keep his head down and keep working hard as he has a lot of potential."

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