Norwich City have reportedly offered left back, Jamal Lewis a new improved contract amid serious interest from two Premier League clubs, while being monitored by others as well.
Geoff Peters, TalkSport’s EFL correspondent, has tweeted this today:
Norwich have offered Jamal Lewis a new deal in light of major interest from Bournemouth and Watford.
West Ham, Burnley and Celtic are also monitoring him.#ncfc value Lewis at £10m+ but the highly rated 20 year old, capped by Northern Ireland, is in no rush to leave Carrow Road.
— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) June 27, 2018
Lewis, 20, only made his first-team debut last December, having started the season injured from pre-season. He had though, done enough in pre-season for Daniel Farke to wait for him to get fit, knowing he had a decent youngster in his squad.
In the meantime, Marco Stiepermann and James Husband both had runs at left back but were benched once Lewis became fit again.
He earned rave reviews and scored his first goal for the club in the 3rd Round FA Cup defeat at the hands of Chelsea and it now seems that his performances last season, which also earned him a call-up and first cap for Northern Ireland.
Mr Peters suggests that City value Jamal at £10m but that the lad is in no rush to leave Carrow Road. That seems sensible and you’d imagine that another season, at least, at this level would do both player and club the power of good.
This is the danger of modern football though, when you’re a “selling club” and that folks, is what we are.