Famewo impresses Charlton boss and colleagues on loan

4.30 p.m. 8 October 2020

19:14 November 21, 2020

Canarian youngster Akin Famewo has received rave reviews since his loan transfer to Charlton Athletic ended – although Lee Bowyer initially had concerns about taking him on.

Famewo has started both games since arriving at The Valley after their takeover, helping to keep a clean sheet last weekend against seeking promotion from Sunderland.

City rate the 21-year-old very highly and the departure of Timm Klose has opened a vacancy in central defensive positions – but recalling Famewo is not an option until January, although there is no doubt that City will want to make it. update on its performance. if he continues to impress.

Despite his positive start, Charlton had concerns about his signing.

“My worry when you take these young boys from U23 football is that it’s not real,” Bowyer told South London Press, “It’s” you have it, we have it “- it’s not very physical.

Lee Bowyer’s concerns about Famewo were mitigated by the nature of his first two performances for Charlton Athletic. Image: Mike Egerton / PA Images
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“So my worry when you bring in a young boy is what his physique will be like, especially as a defender. But he did it all over the weekend.

“Akin had been loaned to Scotland and we knew he was doing well there. In possession he was very good. But he’s another who hasn’t played a minute before joining us – he’ll get better and better as the season goes on.

“Norwich speaks very, very highly of him. We are lucky to have been able to have a player like him.

Famewo joined the Canaries from Luton in 2019 after a loan with Grimsby in League Two. He spent a year at City learning how the club wanted him to play ahead of a productive but brief stint with Scotland’s St Mirren side. He made his first senior appearance for City on the final day of the Premier League season against Manchester City as a late substitute. According to the goalkeeper playing behind him, Famewo makes his job much easier.

Addicks goalkeeper Ben Amos praised loaned Norwich City defender Akin Famewo.  Photo: Adam Da

Addicks goalkeeper Ben Amos praised loaned Norwich City defender Akin Famewo. Photo: Adam Davy / PA Images
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“He’s aggressive and athletic and a big plus for me is he’s also a great talker,” goaltender Ben Amos said on Charlton’s website. “He’s very noisy on the pitch, which obviously helps me and makes my job easier. So far everything is going well, he also has a good attitude, he enjoys talking about the game and asking questions, I hope he and me build a relationship and the same with him and the rest of the defenders.

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