Northern Ireland under-21 defender Jamal Lewis has signed a new long term deal with Norwich City which will keep him at Carrow Road until the summer of 2021.
The highly rated 19-year-old, who only signed professional terms with the club last summer, has penned a four-year contract with the Championship side with an option for a further year.
He was a permanent fixture in City’s under-23 side last season, however he has featured regularly for the Canaries' first team during pre-season, though he is presently sidelined with an injury.
Speaking on the club’s official website, Lewis pointed out: “I joined Norwich as a scholar and I’m going into my fourth year with the club now and it’s been an enjoyable process so far.
“Playing with the first team has been a great experience. The quality of the football and the tempo, and being around that environment, has been great for me."
Lewis, who can play at either left back or as a left winger, admits he is thriving under the new coaching regime at City.
“It’s more of a free role at full-back in the new system and it’s been enjoyable to play in,” he added. “People like Russell Martin and Steven Naismith have been really welcoming and offered a lot of advice, and I’m a hard-working person anyway so I hope everyone sees that and that it pays off on the pitch.”
Lewis, whose grandmother is from Northern Ireland, was called up into Ian Baraclough’s under-21 squad in June and made his international debut for the side in the 2-1 victory in Estonia.