With the transfer window done and dusted, Andreas Christensen should be signing his new Chelsea contract in short order, perhaps as soon as everybody reconvenes following the international break.
Christensen himself is off with Denmark at the moment, for whom he’s closing in on a half-century of appearances (Tuesday’s game against Israel should be his 50th cap in fact). But as he revealed during a recent interview with the local press, the new Chelsea contract is looking good.
“I know a lot is being said right now. I can not say too much, but I think it looks good.
“We have won the Champions League and the Super Cup. I am very happy to be at this club and feel Chelsea are the right place to be in England.”
The 25-year-old’s rise up the ranks in the last nine months has been rather impressive indeed, and he’s continuing to go from strength to strength, for both club and country. While some credit certainly should go to Thomas Tuchel, who took over from Frank Lampard in late January, Christensen’s professional attitude and hard work ensured that he was ready to make the most of the opportunities when they did finally come his way.
“I know Thomas Tuchel believes in me. I have also played a big role since he came. I had a very difficult period under Lampard, shortly before he was fired.
“Now luckily it’s going the right way for me. But yes, things can go fast in this world. The most important thing is just that I have never given up.”
Christensen’s often overlooked when the topic of Chelsea Academy players comes up, but as he closes in on a decade at the club, a new big contract to set him up to play out his prime years in Chelsea Blue will be a lovely thing to see.