Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has signed a new contract which ties him to Stamford Bridge until 2021.
The 20-year-old has only made 13 appearances for the reigning Barclays Premier League champions despite making his debut in December 2014.
But now he has penned a fresh contract to stay with his boyhood club, with the England Under-21 international delighted with the deal.
‘The club have done so much for me since I started here as an under-eight and now I want to repay the faith they have shown in me with my performances on the pitch,” he said.
Despite a season of struggles on the pitch for the Blues, which has seen Jose Mourinho depart for a second time and Guus Hiddink again placed in temporary charge, Loftus-Cheek has only made nine appearances across all competitions.
Those limited opportunities are often highlighted when the lack of academy products getting their chance at Stamford Bridge is brought into the spotlight.