Anglo-Nigerian youngster Ola Aina is excited with his new deal with Chelsea which will see him remain at the club until 2020.
The 19-year old defender has been at the club since the Under-11 age group and has won two FA Youth Cup titles during his development in the Academy, featuring in 18 consecutive appearances in the competition across three seasons. He also shared in trophy success in the Under-21 Premier League in 2013/14 and the UEFA Youth League in 2014/15.
Reacting to the new contract, he said: “Signing a new deal is always a blessing, especially at a big club like this. I am happy and I need to hit the ground running again,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
“As a player I think I have got better and better because of the level of coaching in the Academy and with the first team and as a person, the whole environment has helped me mature well.
“The club is close to my heart, they have helped me a lot and I am really thankful for that. It is a good moment for me.”
The coming weeks for Aina now are all about pre-season, a part of the year he enjoys.
“I like the feeling of getting properly fit and ready for the season,” he said.
Aina is currently an England U20 international but is also eligible for Nigeria.