Chelsea directors speak after new contract is officially confirmed by the club

Chelsea’s directors have spoken out after it was officially confirmed that a new contract has been signed this week.

The news started to come out on Tuesday afternoon, and now the club have officially confirmed it via their website.

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Young defender Alfie Gilchrist has signed a contract extension at the club, after becoming a regular fixture in the first team squad this season. He hasn’t started many games, but he is always on the bench and does get handed a token 5 minutes here or there on occasions.

Chelsea have tied him down to a short new contract, but Chelsea fans are sceptical about the reasoning, with Gilchrist representing a pure profit sale and extending him will increase his value!

Even still, Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley have also said a few token words on the new contract, via the Chelsea website today.

They said: “We are delighted to give Alfie this new contract at Chelsea. It has been a pleasure to see him continue his development within the club by breaking into the first-team squad this season. We are looking forward to seeing him progress further in the years to come.”

I’ll be shocked if he isn’t soon sold by the club to be honest!

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