Breaking: Jamie Cumming extends his contract at Chelsea until 2023

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Jamie CummingChelsea teenage shot-stopper, Jamie Cumming has signed a contract extension with the blues until at least 2023.

Cumming has been at Stamford Bridge from age eight, and has been used in both Dublin friendlies as well as at Reading.

Having beeing confirmed as Chelsea’s third-choice keeper for the coming campaign, he has now committed himself to the Blues until at least 2023.

”It’s brilliant news, a very proud moment for me and my family,’ he told the official Chelsea website after putting pen to paper at Cobham.

”I’ve been here since the age of eight so to sign a new contract that keeps me here until I’m 23 is a great achievement. I’m now really looking forward to the new season.’

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His new deal follows the extended deals signed by Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, highlighting the mark being made on the senior setup by the younger players in the squad. Many of them have spoken about their excitement about working under Lampard, a manager who proved at Derby County last season that he picks his team based on ability and attitude rather than age.

Now having at least four years as a Chelsea player, he believes this is the time to reset targets and with a unique opportunity to continue his development this season working alongside such talented team-mates.

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”First and foremost, I just want to work as hard as I can every day and to push Willy [Caballero] and Kepa as much as I can,’ he said of his 2019/20 ambitions.

”I certainly don’t feel out of place when I train with them, I feel like I belong in that group. They help me and always give me advice so every day is an opportunity to learn.

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