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Boost for Chelsea as keeper signs contract extension

22 May 2019, 18:30

Chelsea have received a timely boost ahead of next season's action after goalkeeper Willy Caballero extended his stay at Stamford Bridge. 

Caballero, who has been reliable whenever called upon to deputise Kepa Arrizabalaga, agreed to extend his contract for at least another year.

His move is a welcoming boost for the West London side, who were recently hit with a UEFA transfer ban, meaning they would want to keep as many players as possible. 

The Argentine, who joined from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, made 13 appearances in his first season including six in the run to FA Cup glory.

He has nine times in the recently-concluded season, managing to register five consecutive clean sheets.

"I am very happy to renew my contract with Chelsea and hopefully we can enjoy the next season and achieve a lot of targets. For me to stay at a big club like Chelsea was a really easy decision.," he said as quoted by the club website. 

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: "Willy is an excellent professional who has served us extremely well over the past two years. He has provided reliable backup in that time and enjoyed some memorable performances, as well as helping us secure the FA Cup last season and reach the Europa League final later this month.

Chelsea will play their last match of the season against Arsenal in teh Europa League final, although Caballero is not expected to start. 

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