In Focus: Fulham look to the future as keeper Magnus Norman extends contract

Fulham have confirmed that 21-year-old keeper Magnus Norman has committed his future to the club until the summer of 2019.

What’s the story?

Norman is Fulham’s longest serving goalkeeper, just ahead of starting shot-stopper Marcus Bettinelli and has played for the Whites at every age group.

He said: “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.

How far is he off the first team?

Fulham’s goalkeeping situation is one of flux at the moment. Marcus Bettinelli has drawn attention from the top-flight, with Chelsea making inquiries about the 25-year-old last summer in a bid to find competition for Thibaut Courtois.

David Button lost his position in the line-up earlier in the season partly owing to his poor distribution, and there looks to be room for another keeper to come into the first-team fold.

With Slovenian keeper Marek Rodak also given a new contract this month, it looks like Fulham are investing in goalkeeping youth as they push for a return to the Premier League.