?Chelsea have confirmed that a new four-and-a-half-year deal has been signed by defender Andreas Christensen.
The 21-year-old Denmark international has broken through to the Blues first team under Antonio Conte this season after a two-year loan spell in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach, and has made 22 appearances for the Londoners so far this season.
Christensen has established himself as a key defender under Conte, even keeping David Luiz out of the starting XI, and the club have decided to tie him down, announcing a new deal for him on Tuesday, amid interest from other clubs, ?including Barcelona.
“It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future,” the player said after putting pen to paper. “I’ve played a lot of games, I’m enjoying it at the club and everything is working well.”
Marina Granovskaia, the club’s director
“After two seasons on loan in Germany we were convinced he was ready to be a part of the squad this season and he has grasped the opportunity with both hands.
“We are delighted he has chosen to commit his future to Chelsea and we look forward to four-and-a-half more successful years with Andreas at the club.”