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Official: Leo Castledine signs new Chelsea contract!

Congrats, Leo!

Chelsea U21 v Fulham U21: Premier League 2 Photo by Chris Lee - Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

Chelsea youngster Leo Castledine has put pen to paper on a new Chelsea contract, as confirmed by the club’s official website, tying himself to the Blues until “at least” 2027 — which presumably means we have a club-option for a one-year extension, as it’s become customary in all the contracts handed out under the new ownership.

Castledine has been a regular for the under-21s this season and last, and has in fact started every PL2 and EFL Trophy match for us in the current campaign. He’s risen quickly up the ranks since coming over from AFC Wimbledon at the under-15 level a few years ago, in 2020. He’s even made the first-team bench once already, in our League Cup fourth round win against Blackburn Rovers last month.

With his future secured (his contract was up at the end of the season), a first-team debut is surely not far behind — though he could possibly go out on loan in January to look for a greater challenge than youth football.

In any case, congrats, Leo!

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