Chelsea’s long-term defensive picture has received a bit of welcome clarity today, as young Trevoh Chalobah has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract, signing on for the next four and a half years, through 2026.
The 22-year-old had been into the final two years of his previous contract, and while he remains the only one of our four main center backs to be signed beyond this season, it’s wonderful to have his long-term future secured with the team.
“To see Trevoh joining so many of his fellow Academy graduates in the men’s first team is something we are exceptionally proud of as a Club. When he scored in the first game of the Premier League season, it was an emotional moment for everyone involved in his progress to this point.
“His performances in the early months of the season as well as his attitude and professionalism have impressed us all and we are very pleased to be able to reward Trevoh’s progress with this new long-term contract.”
-Marina Gravonvskaia; source: Chelsea FC
Chalobah even received a nifty little announcement video.
Chalobah’s regular first-team involvement is the latest success story of not only the Academy but the Loan Army, and he’s only just getting started.
“It’s quite surreal. It’s a dream for me to sign a new long-term contract for my boyhood club and hopefully the dream continues.
“It’s been an unbelievable start to the season and something I never expected but it just shows that the hard work I’ve put in and going out on loans has paid off. I tried to impress the manager in pre-season and then take that into the games so it’s been good and consistency now is the key to keep those high levels.”
-Trevoh Chalobah; source: Chelsea FC
One of our own!