Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has reportedly agreed a new contract to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
According to the Telegraph, the 23-year-old has penned a new deal that will last at least five years and could be worth a staggering £150,000-a-week.
It is understood that Frank Lampard is due to be announced as the new Blues manager and a fresh Loftus-Cheek contract will coincide with that.
The report details that the England international may not play again during the 2019 calendar year after rupturing his Achilles tendon.
A fresh contract for Loftus-Cheek could be a stroke of genius from Chelsea, as they are putting their faith in the academy graduate.
He may not return from injury until the second half of the new season, but there is no doubt he’s a vital player moving forward.
With Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid completed, it leaves a colossal void at Stamford Bridge and somebody needs to step up to become the talisman.
Loftus-Cheek was beginning to really mature as a player last season before his injury setback and he can become a serious player for Chelsea if he has more luck in the future with injury problems.
The central midfielder played 40 times across all competitions during the last campaign, scoring 10 goals and supplying five assists in return.