Chelsea have announced that England Under-21 midfielder Lewis Baker is to spend a second season out on loan at Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem.
The 21-year-old made 34 appearances for the Dutch outfit last season, scoring five goals – including the club’s goal of the season – and will return as part of Chelsea’s ongoing link with Vitesse.
“There was interest from several other clubs last summer but, together with my family and Chelsea, I have discussed the options and we all believed that another year at Vitesse was the best option,” he told Vitesse’s official website.
“After the season I was allowed to participate in the Toulon tournament, which was a successful tournament. I want to hold that form and take it to the next season.
“I want to keep developing myself and improve to hopefully play a good season…and I hope to contribute to the success of the club. “
Baker joins Brazilian Nathan in committing to a second successive campaign on loan to Vitesse from Stamford Bridge after the extension to the 20-year-old’s deal was announced in May.