Adeyemi has Norwich City Premier League goal
Tom Adeyemi is growing into his loan spell at Bradford City, but admits he only has eyes for fulfilling his big ambition – playing for his boyhood club in the Premier League.
The talented midfielder is putting in some impressive performances at the Bantams, where the 18-year-old is currently on loan until the New Year.
That arrangement may be extended to include the rest of the season, given the size of Norwich manager Paul Lambert’s midfield contingent.
Adeyemi, who is contracted to the Norwich cause until 2012, is enjoying the rough and tumble of English football’s fourth tier – but still aims to prove himself at the Canaries, the club he supported as a child.
“League Two is quite a fast pace and it is quite physical; you have to be up to the physical side of it, as well as playing football,” said Adeyemi.
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“It has been a good experience for me. It is something I knew was going to happen. I spoke to the manager at Norwich towards the end of last season and he told me it was likely they would get a few more midfielders in.
“He felt I would benefit from going out on loan to a League Two or League One club, to try and get some experience. Hopefully, it will help me get into the Norwich team when I go back.
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“As much as I am here and I consider myself to be a Bradford player, hopefully my future is going to be at Norwich. I want to do as well as I can so when I go back hopefully I can get a starting place in the team and hold that down. My ultimate ambition is to play for Norwich in the Premier League, but we will see what happens.”
After a terrible start to the campaign, Bradford have started to pick things up – earning back to back wins over Barnet and Cheltenham in recent weeks.
And although Adeyemi conceded he worried over the wisdom of his move earlier in the season, he knows he is at a club – and under a manager in Peter Taylor – who will help him develop.