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Chelsea have announced that Andreas Christensen has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract. The new deal will see the 21-year-old commit to the Premier League champions until the end of the 2021-22 season.
“It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future,” said the young centre-back.
“I’ve played a lot of games, I’m enjoying it at the club and everything is working well.” he added.
Chelsea signed Christensen in 2012 and sent him on a two season loan to Borussia Monchengladbach. He developed at the Bundesliga side between 2015 and 2017 and retuned to Chelsea in the summer.
He has since then established himself as a key part of Conte’s plans this term. He has already made 22 appearances in all competitions and has been solid in all games.
Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea director, said: “This contract is reward for the excellent form Andreas has shown in the first half of the season. He showed immense potential when he signed for Chelsea in 2012 and is now enjoying the benefits of the dedication and professionalism he has shown since.
“After two seasons on loan in Germany, we were convinced he was ready to be a part of the squad this season and he has grasped the opportunity with both hands.
“We are delighted he has chosen to commit his future to Chelsea and we look forward to four and a half more successful years with Andreas at the club.”