Aston Oxborough has signed a new three-year contract extension, Norwich City have announced.
📝 Norwich City goalkeeper Aston Oxborough has extended his contract with the club to June 30, 2022 with the option of a further year.
Well done, @AstonOxborough1! 👏
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) March 25, 2020
The 21-year-old Academy prospect has spent this season on-loan at National League South leaders Wealdstone FC, making 19 appearances so far.
Talking exclusively to Canaries.co.uk Aston had this to say:
“It’s a big step for me to sign for another two years. It’s what I’ve been working for over the last two seasons, so I’m delighted to sign a new deal.
“It’s been going well at Wealdstone so far this season. We’re sitting top of the league and have been for most weeks of the season. I’ve had some really good experiences, so I’m grateful to them for taking me.
“Hopefully, football can come back, and we’ll win the league, but we’ll see what happens.”
The big question for Norwich fans regarding Aston, is what happens next season?
Norwich will need a new number two goalkeeper next season, after Ralf Fahrmann’s loan deal was cut short with zero prospect of it ever being made permanent.
At such a young age and without league experience, it would be a big ask and most likely stunt his development, should Oxborough be made to sit on the bench next season as back-up to Tim Krul.
I can foresee another loan, this time to an EFL club before a decision is made on his long-term future with the Canaries. The fact that he’s just signed this new contract though, suggests the club have faith in him.