Armando Broja has signed a long-term contract with Chelsea that will sign him with the European champions until June 2026.
Albania striker Broja, who will turn 20 in September, has been promoted through Chelsea’s youth division and made his first-team debut as a substitute against Everton in March 2020.
He was loaned to Vitesse Arnhem last season and scored 11 goals in 34 games for the Eredivisie.
Olivier Giroud’s move to Milan, which was completed on Saturday, and speculation linking Tammy Abraham to a move from Stamford Bridge mean Broja could get involved in Thomas Tuchel’s plans for the 2021-22 season.
“I am very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. After graduating from academy here, it was a special moment for me to make my first team debut last year before I got more experience on loan at Vitesse last season, ”he told Chelsea’s official website.
“I want to build on that foundation and I really look forward to making progress and making a difference at Chelsea in the years ahead.”
Chelsea kick off their Premier League season in their home game against Crystal Palace on August 14, three days after beating Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast.