Chelsea have exercised an option to extend goalkeeper Willy Caballero’s contract by a further year.
Caballero, whose deal was due to expire on June 30, will now certainly be available for Chelsea’s final games of the Premier League season – should it resume – after the campaign was suspended back in March due to coronavirus.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Caballero said:
I am very happy to make this announcement. It is a privilege to be part of this Chelsea squad and the Chelsea family, at one of the most historic clubs in the Premier League.
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It is a difficult time for everyone right now so I feel blessed by this opportunity and truly appreciate it. I want to thank my team-mates for helping me to be my best and I want to thank the boss and the club for extending my contract.
I’m sure they will continue to demand the maximum from me and I will compete with the same energy as always. I am very happy.”
The former Manchester City ‘keeper has featured nine times for Frank Lampard’s side this season and this extension will take his stay at Stamford Bridge into a fourth season.