“Akin has recently stepped up to first team training and has adapted very well. We know he still needs time to develop, but he is very much on the right track. He’s a good person and has a good presence and energy around him.”
Norwich City is pleased to announce that Akin Famewo has agreed to a deal of three-and-a-half-year contract with the Club, extending its stay on Carrow Road to June 2023.
Famewo attended the City Academy in January 2019 from Luton Town and became captain of David Wright’s Under-23 team for the 2019-20 years team.
The defender was also engaged in Daniel Farke’s first-time team training and match-day squads this season.
To talk solely to the canaries.co.uk, he said:
“It’s hard to describe how I’m feeling right now because there’s a lot of excitement and good vibes.
“It’s been a big step up to working with the first-team because the intensity of the Premier League is a lot faster and stronger, but I feel like I’m learning and adapting to it.”
Famewo was placed on the bench for the City’s first team in the October Premier League game at home in Aston Villa, then headed to south-coast for the next game against AFC Bournemouth.
“The first time I went into training with the first-team I was very excited,” he said. “It’s where I want to be, and it was just a good feeling. I’m excited to learn and develop.
“It’s not as easy to boss people about now but no-one takes anything personally in games! It’s all about helping each other out and playing as a unit.
“The aim is to play and eventually be involved in the first-team, so I’m taking good steps. I want to represent the club for as long as possible.
“My mom’s side of the family is from Norwich, so they’re extremely satisfied, and my dad’s very proud, too!”
Head Coach Daniel Farke said: “I’m delighted for Akin. He’s developed a lot over the last period and his new deal is well deserved.