Midfielder Jonny Howson extends his Norwich City contract until 2018

Jonny Howson battles with Angel Rangel during Norwich City's 1-1 draw with Swansea City at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd. Jonny Howson battles with Angel Rangel during Norwich City's 1-1 draw with Swansea City at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
6:29 PM

Norwich City have agreed a new contract with another of their star players.

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Midfielder Jonny Howson has followed hot on the heels of captain Sebastien Bassong extending his contract with the club through to 2016 last week.

Howson, 25, has extended his deal with the club through to the summer of 2018, much to the delight of City boss Chris Hughton.

“We’re delighted that Jonny has put pen-to-paper on a new deal,” Hughton told the club’s official website.

“A new contract comes in line with Jonny’s form this season, which has seen him be a mainstay of the team and put in some impressive performances.

“In the period of time that Jonny’s been here, there’s been progression in his influence in the team and in the matches, and we’re delighted to be able to secure his services for the next four-and-a-half years.”

The former Leeds United captain has become a key part of Hughton’s team and has featured in every Premier League game so far this season, scoring two goals.

Howson signed for the Canaries in the summer of 2012 and has already clocked up 60 appearances for the club, scoring five times.

“I’m very pleased,” Howson said of the new deal. “As soon as I found out there was an offer there I was very interested in getting it signed. I’m very settled here and happy to sign.

“I’ve really enjoyed the season so far and have had a good run in the side. I just want that to continue, and obviously staying here longer gives me the chance to do that.”

Related links

Captain Sebastien Bassong signs new contract with Norwich City

Jonny Howson is loving life at Norwich City

Club captain Russell Martin believes Norwich City midfielder Jonny Howson is good enough for England


  • Can't agree more. Excellent news. Possibly better than a new signing. This does show that the players do appear to be behind CH at least. Still feel more quality needed, and I have made my suggestions else where on this site.

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    Soglio Star

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Johnny Howson, the sort of chap you'd like your daughter to get married to, and perhaps lend you a few quid to pay off the mortgage. The Eric Cantona of Norwich, who Chrissie just needs to let do his own thing, a la Man City last season

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

  • Great, IHIT! OTBC!!

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    Ghana Dom

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Appreciate the commitment Jonny,now show us why you've signed to stay here! OTBC

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    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Great news, though Jonny signed in the Jan window of 2012 by Paul Lambert, not the summer of 2012, which was a bit more turbulent!

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    Adams is God

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • Really pleased about Jonny Howson, my player of the season so far, i just hope CH lets him play the more attacking position and not the holding one.

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