According to the Times, Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with the club.
The 21-year-old star joined Chelsea in the February of 2012 on a free transfer but struggled to break into the first team.
While he shone for the u23 side and scantily featured for the senior team of Chelsea, Borussia Monchengladbach had an eye on him.
He spent the past two seasons on loan with the said Bundesliga side and improved his game.
Christensen who can play in different positions across the back is one of Conte’s favourites – the Club’s direct has expressed surprise at the meteoric rise of the player, which has earned him the new contract.
“This contract is the reward for the excellent form Andreas has shown in the first half of the season,” club director Marina Granovskaia. “He showed immense potential when he signed Chelsea in 2012 and is now enjoying the benefits of the dedication and professionalism he has taught since.
“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.”
The story of Christensen is now classified as a success from the Academy of the club. There’s a chunk of 21-year-old stars that are on loan from Chelsea.