Chelsea have agreed a deal with Tino Anjorin to renew his contract until 2025 after making significant progress in talks in recent weeks.
The 18-year-old, who had just 15 months remaining on his previous deal, now awaits a signing-on date but the contract has been agreed in principle to ensure he remains at the club.
Frank Lampard aided Chelsea’s cause in keeping hold of Anjorin by promoting him to the first-team squad ahead of football’s hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Chelsea were contending with an injury crisis, leading to Anjorin making several matchday squads that ultimately resulted in his Premier League debut in the 4-0 win over Everton in the Blues’ last match before football’s suspension.
The Blues have since been in self-isolation after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus and, although they are now allowed out of their houses, they continue to train from their homes with the training ground still not fully operational.
Still, the new deal represents a big step of Anjorin at his boyhood club and he outlined his ambitions after making his debut.