Chelsea have kept on building their team internally due to the FIFA transfer ban that debars them from bringing in any new player for the next one year.
The club have been able to convince their young goalkeeper, Jamie Cumming, a 19-year-old England star to sign a 4-year contract extension with them.
The Chelsea academy graduate has been an active part of Frank Lampard’s squad throughout the pre-season period and has been confirmed as the third choice of the Stamford Bridge side for the coming season.
With this latest deal, Cumming will be with the West London side till at least, 2023.
“It’s brilliant news, a very proud moment for me and my family,” Cumming told Chelsea’s official website after putting pen to paper at Cobham.
“I’ve been here since the age of eight so to sign a new contract that keeps me here until I’m 23 is a great achievement. I’m now really looking forward to the new season,” he said.
A statement from Chelsea read: “Goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has signed a new Chelsea contract having being involved in training and matches throughout pre-season for Frank Lampard’s side.
“The teenager has been at the club since the age of eight and featured in both Dublin friendlies as well as our most recent outing away at Reading. After being confirmed as our third-choice keeper for the coming campaign, he has now committed himself to the Blues until at least 2023.”