Chelsea youngster Faustino Anjorin has signed a new five-year deal with the club according to Chelsea’s official website.
The 18-year-old had been in the final year of his previous contract which led to him being linked with other European sides.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard appears to be a fan of Anjorin and handed him his first-team debut during the club’s 7-1 Carabao Cup demolition of Grimsby last September.
Anjorin also tasted Premier League action during Chelsea’s 4-0 drubbing of Everton in March. That game was the Blues last before the COVID-19 crisis resulted in the Premier League being abruptly halted.
One of the biggest things which Lampard has achieved since being appointed as boss of the Blues ahead of this season is that he has improved the club’s reputation when it comes to treating young players well.
This season alone has seen players such as Fikayo Tomori, Mason Mount. Reece James, Billy Gilmour, and Tammy Abraham all establish themselves as future stars for the club.
The Blues prospects for next season look very exciting. In addition to Hakim Ziyech being confirmed to join them from Ajax Amsterdam, they are also one of the front-runners in the race to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Anjorin is one who is certainly going to get chances for Chelsea under Lampard. He is a powerful box to box midfielder who has the ability to develop into an exciting prospect if he works hard.
He indicated that signing the contract was an easy decision.
“I had no hesitation but to take it straight away because to play for the club I always dreamed of playing for is really special for me.”
“Frank, Jody Morris and Joe Edwards have taken us on board and really committed themselves to bringing young players through,” Anjorin said.
“It’s been really important to have those familiar faces around. It’s easy to talk to people and be around the first team building more because you’re welcomed in.
“Hopefully I can try to carry on being a part of that as long as I keep working hard and impressing the coaches.
“I’ve been at Chelsea for so long so it feels really special to get this new long contract, especially because it gives me a few years to keep developing and try to push to get into the first team.