• Blues lock up Anjorin until 2025
  • Chelsea working on contracts of other young stars
  • Anjorin elated to be with Chelsea

With the Premier League on forced leave, some player was left hanging as most neared the end of their current deals. Some teams were likely to start addressing those issues and Chelsea did just that with young midfielder Tino Anjorin.

Seen as one of the next young promising stars of the sport, Anjorin has reportedly agreed to a contract renewal that would see him stay with The Blues until 2025. Talks have been ongoing the recent weeks and both sides were able to terms, reported.

Anjorin has just 15 months left in his previous deal. All he needs to do now is to sign on the dotted line with the new pact only agreed in principle. Unless something is raised once more, this should be a settled issue. The 18-year-old midfielder is one of the lucky players who have made their way into Lampard's system. He was promoted to the first-team squad way before football action was placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anjorin's promotion also had some help with the club's current situation. Riddled with injuries to key players, the English midfielder responded to the opportunity given to him. He made his debut against Everton which Chelsea won, 4-0. This was the Blues' last game before the break. Now they are one of the many teams left holed up in their homes to train individually.

"I want to be scoring, I want to be creating," Anjorin said in an interview. "In five years' time, I want to be a leader in the team, helping the younger academy kids to come through, where they can look up to me too and thrive as well."

That makes one less player than Lampard needs to address. Another player that the Blues are hoping to resolve is that of Tammy Abraham as well. The Blues are confident of keeping the striker on the team but a full agreement has yet to be done.

Looking over that, there is a lot of work to be done on Lampard's end. After injecting a lot of home-grown talent and academy starts to the first-team squad, more contract-renewals are expected to follow soon. Among the players due for contract talks include Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Billy Gilmour, Ian Maatsen, Armando Broja, and Jamie Cumming.

Speaking of young rising stars, it was mentioned in a previous post how Lampard was urged to address the situation of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. The world's most expensive goalkeeper remains in the freezer for a dismal showing earlier this season. Lampard already said that Kepa is not entirely out and just needs to work on his game to get back his starting job.

Tino Anjorin of Chelsea
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