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Young Chelsea goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has signed a new Chelsea contract that will keep him at the club until 2023.
The 19-year-old who has been at the club since age 8 has now signed a four-year deal with Chelsea.
Chelsea currently have Kepa Arrizabalaga as the first choice goalkeeper and Willy Caballero as the second choice. And Cumming has warned the duo that he would work hard to fight for a shirt despite the competition in the Chelsea goal.
He told the official Chelsea website: “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.
“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.
“I might not play as many games as last season but I’m focused on the positives. Signing this new contract and being involved with the first team at such an exciting time is obviously brilliant for me. Training with the other keepers and all the world-class players we have here is going to benefit me a lot so I’m just planning to take the positives out of it every day.”
Cumming has been at Chelsea since the age of 8, and he has admitted that the rise through to the first team has been a massive one for him.
He said: “It’s pretty surreal when you sit back and think about it,’ he confessed. ‘When I was aged eight through to 15, I didn’t really play football with this goal in mind, I just played to enjoy it.
“Over the past few seasons, I’ve not been too close to the first team squad but I’ve always been playing games for the Academy teams and now to have my chance to come over and try to impress is an amazing feeling.”