Magnus Norman has signed a contract extension with Fulham that will keep him at Craven Cottage until at least 2019.
The 21 year-old goalkeeper, who joined the club back in 2006, has signed a new deal, which Fulham have an option to extend by a year, and is targeting breaking into the first team having been named on the bench for last month’s FA Cup tie against Premier League Southampton.
Norman, who has represented Fulham at every age group, told the club’s official website:
I’m really happy. I’ve been here since I was nine so it’s great to extend my contract by another year, and hopefully I can push on and potentially make my debut. I love it here. I know everyone throughout the club, and being with the first team this year has been good experience.
He revealed how excited he has been by being included in the first team’s preparations this season and how closely he has followed Marcus Bettinelli’s progress through the ranks to become Fulham’s first team goalkeeper.
Being part of matchday squads is just the best feeling. The atmosphere at the stadiums, warming up, and the whole experience of travelling is just really good. That’s all the motivation you need, that’s where you want to be, playing in those big stadiums with those crowds.
All the way through I’ve looked up to Betts – he is who I want to be like, progressing through all the age groups to become Fulham’s number one goalkeeper. Training with Jose [Sambade Carreira] and the other ‘keepers, we all get on really well. The camaraderie’s good, and we all push each other in training. We’re all mates, but at the end of the day we’re all competing for the number one shirt as well.