Norwich City’s young fullback, Jamal Lewis is preparing to sign a new “bumper 4 year deal” according to TalkSport presenter and EFL correspondent, Geoff Peters.
Peters tweeted the news via his Twitter account on Sunday afternoon and, assuming this is true, it’s very timely news.
Jamal Lewis is preparing to sign a bumper new 4 year deal at Norwich City.
The highly rated 20 year old Northern Ireland international has attracted big interest from Bournemouth & Watford & has also been monitored by West Ham, Burnley & Celtic#ncfc #afcb #wfc #whufc #bfc #cfc pic.twitter.com/La4wDEiqkH
— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) September 23, 2018
Jamal was superb in Saturday’s one-nil win over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, winning the Sky Sports’ man of the match award.
He was a constant threat to the home side’s right flank with the Norwich coaching staff having clearly identified Alex Baptiste as someone that Lewis would have the measure of, which he did.
Jamal is only 20 years old and hasn’t been playing league football for even a year yet, having made his Canaries debut in December 2017 against Birmingham City at St. Andrews.
His progress has been rapid, with Northern Ireland manager, Michael O’Neil already having given the former Luton Academy product his international debut and despite a lack of experience, he now seems to be the first choice left back for his country with O’Neil being in the crowd at Loftus Road to watch him again.
The likelihood is that Lewis’ star will continue to rise and if that does happen then he will be a target for Premier League clubs and that will mean he will be sold sooner or later because we won’t be able to keep hold of him.
I was just thinking the other day, that both Lewis and our other promising young fullback, Max Aarons really ought to be signing new long-term deals, if nothing more than to “protect our investments.”
I really shouldn’t worry. Stuart Webber has recently tied Ben Godfrey down to a 4-year deal and he did the same thing with James Maddison in the summer of 2017.
He knows what he’s doing.