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Tino Anjorin close to signing new long-term Chelsea contract — report

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Chelsea youngster Tino Anjorin is ‘close’ to putting pen to paper to a new deal with the Blues, according to the latest reports. The 18-year-old has been in talks with the club for some time.

Anjorin is one of the eight Chelsea academy youngsters who had been granted their senior debuts by manager Frank Lampard this season, and has featured regularly in the under-23 team, which leads the Premier League 2 table. He’s also served as a captain for the uner-18 squad (still) fighting for our (potential) 10th FA Youth Cup title.

His current contract expires in June 2021, and Chelsea are keen on avoiding another Tariq Lamptey/Clinton Mola situation where we’d lose a talent too soon. And so these contract negotiations have continued despite reports about the club putting on hold talks with the likes of Willian due to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s lead to the 2019-20 ongoing stoppage. Youth conquers all!

Either way, Anjorin is one player who could be quite valuable in the future. He might not have impressed in his first outings for Chelsea as much as fellow academy players have, but time remains largely in his favour.