Cape Town - Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori has committed his long-term future to Chelsea after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal.
The 21-year-old has played 16 times for the Blues during a breakthrough campaign which has seen him earn his first England cap.
Tomori's new deal keeps him at the London club until the summer of 2024, and the graduate from Chelsea's academy admits it is a very proud moment for both him and his family.
The youngster described the deal as a 'dream come true' and is now looking to develop into an even better player under the leadership and guidance of Frank Lampard.
Tomori starred for Lampard during a loan spell with Derby last season. And, after he took the managerial reins at Stamford Bridge, Lampard wasted no time in promoting Tomori to the first team.
He scored his first goal for Chelsea during a 5-2 win over Wolves in September before going on to feature in the Champions League.
England manager Gareth Southgate then rewarded Tomori with his first call-up to the senior squad in last month’s Euro 2020 qualifying victory against Kosovo.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very happy to see another fantastic young player come through from our academy into the senior team.
"Having enjoyed an impressive loan spell at Derby last season, Fikayo had a strong start to this campaign and we are enjoying seeing him grow into a key player for us. We are delighted he has committed to the club for the coming years."
Chelsea are now able to bring in new players after the transfer ban was lifted but the likes of Tomori, Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have been the story of the season so far for Lampard’s men and are the future as well.
Tomori will be hoping to celebrate his new deal with another impressive performance when Chelsea face Bournemouth on Saturday.
- TeamTalk Media