Chelsea reach agreement for 22-year-old midfielder

August 18, 2017

It has been confirmed that Chelsea and Middlesbrough have reached the agreement over the loan deal for Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker until the end of the campaign.

The 22-year-old youngster has spent the past two seasons on loan at Eredivisie side Vitesse Arnhem, where he was able to contribute to a side that won the KNVB Cup in April.

Lewis Baker proved to be an important member of England’s squad during their Under-21 European Championships showing this summer, while the youngster also made appearances for the Blues during their recent friendly exploits in China and Singapore.

After sealing move to Garry Monk’s side, Baker said: “It’s going to be an exciting season, there are a lot of games in the Championship.

“I’m here to give my input and hopefully get the club back to the Premier League. Hopefully we can do that together.”

Middlesbrough will be hoping to bounce back from their opening-day defeat to Wolves when they face Sheffield United this weekend.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have tabled a five-year contract deal for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco.

It is believed that the west London giants are also ready to double his current £32,000-a-week salary as they look to coax him to Stamford Bridge.

Despite Chelsea’s strong interest, the 23-year-old Yannick Carrasco look destined to join Bayern Munich. But Atletico Madrid transfer ban put the buffers on a move to the Bundesliga.