Lewis Baker signs Middlesbrough loan deal and new Chelsea contract
Last Updated: 11/08/17 11:05pm
Lewis Baker has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea but will spend next season on loan with Middlesbrough.
The 22-year-old has featured just once for the Blues' senior side, when he made his first-team debut in an FA Cup tie against Derby in 2014.
The midfielder, who has been at Stamford Bridge since 2005, spent the past two seasons on loan at Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem where he helped lead the club to Dutch Cup glory last term.
Other loan spells saw Baker spend a month at Sheffield Wednesday at the start of 2015 before joining MK Dons for the remainder of the season, in yet another loan move.
Baker was part of the England U21 side that reached the final of this summer's European Championships, where the team narrowly missed out on the title when they were beaten on penalties by Germany.
He scored 15 goals in all competitions with Vitesse last campaign and is another significant signing for Garry Monk's side, following striker Britt Assombalonga's £15m move to the Riverside Stadium.