Cameron Jerome signs new Norwich City deal

Cameron Jerome has agreed a new three-year deal with Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus

Cameron Jerome has agreed a new three-year deal with Norwich City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome is up for the challenge of spearheading Norwich City's Championship promotion push after agreeing a new, longer term deal to stay at Carrow Road.

The 29-year-old striker has signed a three-year contract, with an option to extend it for a further year, which will keep him at Carrow Road potentially until June 2020. Jerome's existing deal was due to run out in 2017.

'It's nice to get this deal over the line early on so I can come back fully focused ready for next season,' he said. 'Within a couple of weeks of joining I realised what a good club this was. It's a good set of players and the manager is really enthusiastic and wants to help the lads improve.

'We need to come back with fresh optimism to get the job done and get promoted again next season, that's the challenge now.'

City boss Alex Neil believes Jerome will prove his worth in the Championship. The frontman plundered 21 goals in Norwich's successful promotion campaign in 2014/15.

'We're very happy that Cameron has agreed a new deal to secure his future at the club,' he told the club's official site. 'He is a proven goalscorer at Championship level, as his record during our recent promotion-winning campaign proved. He will be an asset for us.

'As I said when we gave Steven Whittaker a new deal, it's important that we've got guys who have experience of winning matches in the Championship. With this contract signed, Cameron can focus fully on helping us achieve our aims next season.'

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The contract is subject to the usual final football governing bodies' approval.

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