Norwich offer deal to Spillane
Promising teenager offered new Norwich deal after impressing on-loan at Luton
Last Updated: February 20, 2009 11:49am
Spillane: Offered new Norwich deal
Promising Norwich prospect Michael Spillane has been offered a new contract by the Canaries.
The 19-year-old defender is out of contract with the Championship outfit in the summer.
He is currently on a season-long loan with Luton where he has impressed, helping the League Two side to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley on 5th April.
Luton recently put in offers to sign both Spillane and striker Chris Martin - who is also on loan with the Hatters from Norwich - but the Canaries rejected these bids before the transfer window closed.
Instead Norwich boss Bryan Gunn said talks have begun with the Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, who he is keen to keep at Carrow Road.
Gunn told The Pink'un: "We have made the offer of a new contract to Michael and he's currently thinking it over.
"I think it's important that someone who has come through our Academy structure has gained experience in a lower division and we hope there will be a reaction to that when he comes back to Colney - but that's a decision Michael will have to make for himself.
"We've made the offer now and we hope he is seriously considering it."
Striker Martin has another season to run on his current Norwich deal.