London: Footballer Fikayo Tomori on Friday signed a new five-year contract with English Premier League franchise Chelsea.
Acknowledging the development, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia in an official statement said, “We are very happy to see another fantastic young player come through from our Academy into the senior team. Fikayo has been with us since he was seven years old and has contributed to many Chelsea successes at youth level.”
“Having enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Derby last season, Fikayo had a strong start to this campaign and we are enjoying seeing him grow into a key player for us,” he added.
Tomori scored his first Chelsea goal against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in a 5-2 win in September this year.
The 21-year-old was a mainstay in the England side that won the Under-20 World Cup in the summer of 2017.
“It’s obviously a very proud moment for myself and my family. I’ve been at the club since I was seven years old so I don’t really know much else other than Chelsea,” Tomori said in an official statement.
“The club has been so good to me, looking after and developing me during that time into the player and the person I am today. It’s a dream come true to sign a new five-year contract. I’m really happy the club have shown this faith in me and I’m just excited to carry on,” he added.