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Chelsea tie down starlet striker to a new five-year contract

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Having committed his long-term future to the club, an academy graduate will now look to push for a place in the Blues line-up.

Chelsea have tied down starlet striker Armando Broja to a new five-year contract with the club until 2026.

Broja has been on Chelsea’s books for over a decade now, having joined the club as under-9 back in 2009.

Working his way through the youth system at Cobham and rising through the ranks, the teenager put pen to paper on a scholarship deal with the London side in 2018 before earning his first professional contract two years later.

The 19-year-old has spent the last season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, scoring 10 goals through 30 appearances to help the team seal a top-four finish in Eredivisie.

Having gained ample first-team experience, the highly-rated Albanian, who also impressed during the Blues’ first pre-season friendly match against Peterborough, will now be determined to weave his way into Thomas Tuchel’s plans for 2021-22.

“I am really excited to be signing a new contract with Chelsea,” Broja told the club’s official website.

“Having come through the Academy here it was a special moment for me to make my first-team debut last year, before gaining further experience on loan at Vitesse last season.

“I want to build on these foundations and I am really looking forward to progressing and making an impact at Chelsea in the years to come.”