Loftus-Cheek signs five-year Chelsea contract

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea, the club have confirmed.

The England midfielder, 23, is now under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024.

“I’m really happy and pleased that I get to stay here for another five years,” he told the club website. “It’s the place where I’ve grown up playing and hopefully I’ll be playing here for a lot longer.

“At eight or nine years old, of course you never think you’ll be here for so long because you just want to enjoy yourself and play with your friends.

“When I look back and see how the hard work has paid off, it’s a good feeling. That only makes me want to work harder to achieve more in the future.

‘I hope to win a lot more trophies with the team and personally it’s just about trying to do as well as I can and work hard to be a key player for Chelsea.”

Loftus-Cheek is currently recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, sustained towards the end of last season.

Having had to wait for his chance, he was finally enjoying a run in the Blues side prior to his injury.

His performances cemented his future at the club following speculation that he would move elsewhere in search of regular first-team football.