Yet another Chelsea player has signed a new contract before heading out on loan, with confirmation that highly-rated midfielder Lewis Baker has signed a new five-year contract before dropping down a division to join Championship promotion favourites Middlesbrough.
It is revealed on the club's website that Baker will spend the 2017/18 campaign on loan at the Riverside.
Despite their season opener defeat to Wolves, Middlesbrough will look to perform impressively this term and return back to the Premier League as soon as possible. He will join the Championship side on a two-year loan deal.
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He added: "I left because I want to succeed in football, I want to do great things, and I'm in the best place to do it". It was a hard situation, I know: it was leaving a team that is my home and that is winning everything right now.
"I see this as a great opportunity for me to come here and show what I can do". After collecting two seasons worth of senior experience, it was expected that Baker would continue his progress back at Chelsea and hopefully have a chance to impress with the first-team, especially given the lack of numbers in midfield at the club.
Baker also played four games in the Under-21 European Championships this summer, netting once.
He wants the Blues to sign several more experienced players during the transfer window to help the Premier League champions compete on all fronts next season.