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Official: Jamie Cumming signs new four-year deal with Chelsea

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Extending his stay

Chelsea Academy goalkeeper Jamie Cumming became the latest youngster to commit his long-term future to the club after signing a new four-year deal, which will keep him at Stamford Bridge at least until 2023.

The 19-year-old joined Chelsea’s development centre program at the age of eight and made his youth team debut in the 2016-17 season, helping the team to their fourth consecutive FA Youth cup title. The following year, he was made the first-choice youth cup keeper while also playing in our development squad. Playing for the U19s, he emerged as the hero during the penalty shootouts of the UEFA Youth League semifinals against FC Porto in 2018, but eventually lost in the final.

Having been confirmed as the third-choice keeper this season under manager Frank Lampard, who has played him regularly in preseason, the goalkeeper is looking forward to take this opportunity and constantly improve alongside his fellow goalkeepers.

“It’s brilliant news, a very proud moment for me and my family. I’ve been here since the age of eight so to sign a new contract that keeps me here until I’m 23 is a great achievement. I’m now really looking forward to the new season.

“It’s a great time for young players at Chelsea. We have a manager who is willing to put his trust in young players if they deliver and it’s been brilliant for me personally to get some minutes in pre-season.

“I just want to work hard every day and try to push Willy and Kepa as much as I can.”

-Jamie Cumming; source: Chelsea FC

Here’s to a very bright future for Jamie in Chelsea colours!