Andreas Christensen has penned a new four-and-a-half-year contract at Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has become a first-team regular under Antonio Conte, making 22 appearances this season since returning from his two-year loan spell with Borussia Monchengladbach.
“It feels really good to sign a new contract and I’m just happy to be committed to Chelsea for the future. I’ve played a lot of games, I’m enjoying it at the club and everything is working well,” the defender said, as quoted on the club’s website.
Club director Marina Granovskaia added: “This contract is reward for the excellent form Andreas has shown in the first half of the season. He showed immense potential when he signed for Chelsea in 2012 and is now enjoying the benefits of the dedication and professionalism he has shown 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 Christensen at the club.”