Journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Chelsea have reached an ‘agreement’ to extend the contract of youth striker Ronnie Stutter.
Stutter is an 18-year-old striker who signed from West Ham United at the end of his U14 season.
The Chelsea website describe him as a ‘constant threat who loves scoring goals’, as he was ever-present in their run to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals, while he has also captained England at U16 level.
In the 2021/22 U18 Premier League season, Stutter managed an impressive nine goals and four assists in 16 games in total, including a goal against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur (Transfermarkt).
Taking to Twitter, Romano has revealed that Chelsea have reached an ‘agreement’ to extend Stutter’s contract until June 2026, as he will sign a three-and-a-half-year deal at Stamford Bridge:
“Understand Chelsea have reached an agreement to extend talented striker Ronnie Stutter’s contract until June 2026.
“New three year and half pro deal in place for Stutter after turning 18.”
TIF thoughts on Stutter’s new deal…
Amidst all the doom and gloom at first team level, where the Blues currently find themselves in 10th place in the Premier League table, it is important that they still manage to keep hold of their youth prospects at the club.
After impressing at youth level, Stutter needs to see a pathway into the first team set-up under Graham Potter, and signing this new long-term deal would suggest that there is a future for him at Stamford Bridge.
Nonetheless, with Chelsea struggling to score goals in the top flight, the young striker may be involved sooner than expected.