Chelsea supporters on Twitter are buzzing following the confirmed news that Ruben Loftus-Cheek has penned a new long-term contract with the club.
Despite the club having a transfer ban looming over them, it’s been a week to remember at Stamford Bridge and the good news keeps flooding in.
Frank Lampard’s appointment as the Blues head coach has sent fans delirious, but it doesn’t stop with that.
Chelsea have confirmed (official website) on Saturday that Loftus-Cheek has signed a five-year contract to remain in West London.
His previous deal was due to expire in 2021, but the powerhouse midfielder is now under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024.
The 23-year-old is already a major hit with supporters after coming through the academy and he’s also developed into a top player too.
He scored 10 goals and supplied five assists last season from midfield in 40 appearances and is a huge talent destined to reach the top.
His current injury problem means he will be sidelined for a while longer, but a new deal shows the faith the club have in him and he will surely be excited to play under ex-teammate Lampard.
The midfielder adds real pace and power in the centre of the park, while also providing a goal threat that will be needed to help fill the void left by Eden Hazard.
A selection of supporters are over the moon that Loftus-Cheek has committed his future to the club, with one calling it the “Lampard effect”.
Here are some of the Chelsea fans buzzing about the Loftus-Cheek announcement:
Will be running the Premier League for years to come, such a beast. Next up Callum……⏳
— . (@Chelsea_Based1) July 6, 2019
We are happy to have you Ruben. Our future Captain
💙 All the best.
— Adolf Twitler 🇮🇪 (@adolftwitler777) July 6, 2019
MY DAY IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER GETTTTT INNNNN pic.twitter.com/qTuKSIz5iB
— Lamps (@LampardLegacy8) July 6, 2019
He will genuinely become world class if he can get away from injuries
— Lewis (@CFCLewis_) July 6, 2019
TAKE THAT GODDAMN #8 SHIRT NUMBER OFF OF ROSS BARKLEY
— FutbolChelsea (@FutbolCheIsea) July 6, 2019
My guy! Come on Ruben 🔵
— Kam (@kamvirdee21) July 6, 2019
What a win
— . (@cee8cfc) July 6, 2019
— Austin Elochukwu (@Elowhite4sure) July 6, 2019