On 29th January 2019, Norwich signed young Luton defender Akin Famewo for an undisclosed fee. The Hatters prospect, who can play centrally or at left-back, was reported to have been the subject of a £300,000 bid in January 2018.
Famewo stands at six-foot two-inches tall and has been with the Hatters since starting as an under-10. He was a member of the under-18 team that won the Youth Alliance South East title and the Youth Alliance Cup in 2015/16 and also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup. He signed his first professional contract in July 2016. Famewo made his debut for Luton as a 17-year-old, coming on in the closing stages of a 2-1 home win over Newport in League Two in August 2016. He has made 13 appearances in total, mostly in the Checkatrade Trophy, starting just two league matches. He joined League Two side Grimsby Town on loan last summer, making 12 appearances
“I’m just so happy to be here,” Famewo said. “I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time. Norwich is where my mum’s side of the family are from."
Famewo will join David Wright’s under-23 squad initially, having celebrated his 20th birthday in November 2018