Chelsea supporters on social media were pleased to hear that an extension in Marc Guehi’s contract had recently been initiated.
A report from The Athletic explained that triggering the 12-month optional elongation would commit Guehi to Chelsea for the next two years.
He could still spend another year on loan next season, or fight for his place in Thomas Tuchel’s team.
Whatever the next step, Blues fans were just glad the 20-year-old would be under the club’s umbrella for now.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
It’s not entirely surprising that Chelsea wanted to earmark Guehi as soon as possible.
The young defender has been earning plenty of plaudits whilst on loan with Swansea City this season.
His final task of the campaign is to help the Swans return to the Premier League, via the Championship playoffs.
Manage that and his chances of linking up with Tuchel’s squad will certainly increase.
Those margins may be very slim, but it would definitely do wonders for his reputation.
A status that is already high around Stamford Bridge.
Guehi rose through the Chelsea academy ranks and was handed his first team debut by Frank Lampard in 2019.
A move to Swansea the following January ensured he earned valuable minutes in England’s second division, putting him in good stead for the future.
Already an England U21 international, the next step is to cement himself as a top-flight regular.