Fulham’s Magnus Norman on West Ham United’s Sam Howes

Fulham goalkeeper Magnus Norman speaks highly of West Ham United youngster Sam Howes.

Fulham goalkeeper Magnus Norman has been singing the praises of West Ham United custodian Sam Howes on the club’s official website.

Both Norman and Howes are part of the England Under-18 squad for upcoming matches against Switzerland.

The first game is a behind-closed-doors encounter at St. George’s Park on Thursday, and the second will be held at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium on Saturday .

Norman and Howes have been training together ahead of the matches, and the former seems to have been impressed with the West Ham goalkeeper.

“It’s just me and one other goalkeeper in the Under-18 squad; Sam Howes from West Ham,” the youngster told Fulham’s official website.

“I’ve played against him a couple of times this season, but it’s hard to judge someone when you’re playing against them so to train with him is really good. He’s a great keeper and a good lad, and he’s been in a few squads before."

Howes is rated highly at West Ham and made his debut for the London club’s first team at at the age of 16 in July 2014.

It was only a pre-season friendly against Sydney FC in New Zealand, a match which the Hammers lost 3-1, but the youngster should still be lauded for that.

The teenager, who is actually a West Ham fan, came off the substitutes’ bench for the final 15 minutes, and it is a testament to his quality that he could feature for the first team at such a tender age.

Now 17, Howes could go on and establish himself in the West Ham team in the coming years.

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