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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Norwich City have agreed a new contract with another of their star players.
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.”