Two Chelsea Youngsters Pen New Deals With Lucas Piazon Extending Loan Stay at Fulham

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

Chelses have tied two youth products - Lucas Piazon and Jake Clarke-Salter - down to new long-term contracts.

The ​official website has confirmed that young Brazilian midfielder Piazon has penned a new contract to extend his current deal to 2020 with the league champions, though he has also been sent back out on loan to Fulham for another season. English defender Clarke-Salter has also re-signed, on a four-year contract.

Chelsea fooball players (L to R-in blue) Nathaniel Chalobah, Lucas Piazon, Ramires and Branislav Ivanovic arrive at a coaching clinic session at the Senayan ABCD field in Jakarta on July 24, 2013. The English Premier League team will play a friendly match against the Indonesia All Stars on July 25 as part of their Asia tour. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO (Photo credit should read BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Piazon, who spent last season on loan at Chelsea's nearby neighbours, impressed a great deal in the Championship as he featured 33 times for the first team. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder scored six times and set up four for his team mates to earn another year at the west London club for the 2017/18 season.

Signed from Brazilian giants Sao Paulo in 2011, the talented midfielder made his debut under Roberto Di Matteo in 2012, with similar loan spells at Malaga, Vitesse, Frankfurt and Reading two seasons ago.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: The Chelsea team Captain Jake Clarke-Salter poses the trophy as Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup Final - Second Leg between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on April 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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In a similar signal of intent, 19-year-old Salter has committed to the club in a ​long-term deal that will keep the versatile defender at Stamford Bridge until 2021. Salter has also played for the first team with Gus Hiddink awarding him with excellent displays in the reserves, selecting him for his debut in April 2016 against Aston Villa. Shortly after, the Chelsea youth captain helped his team to success in the FA Youth Cup final against Manchester City.

The prodigious talent played his part in this summer's U20 World Cup success for England, with the centre back playing an integral part in the victory. On loan at Bristol Rovers last season, the tall 6ft 1 defender featured 13 times for the first team.

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