Chelsea youngster Nathan Ake has signed a new five-year contract with the club.
Ake, 18, moved to Stamford Bridge from Feyenoord in 2011 and managed to break into the first-team squad last season, making six appearances.
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And the Dutchman, who can play as a central-defender, left-back or deep-lying midfielder, is thrilled to have committed his future to the Blues.
“I'm very happy that Chelsea is rewarding me with a new contract for my effort and development over the last years,” he told the club’s official website.
“I would like to thank everybody at the club for everything they did for me. Thanks to them I have come so far. I won't let them down and will keep on working as hard as I can.”
Ake was part of Chelsea’s Under-18 side which won the FA Youth Cup in 2012, while he has represented Netherlands at Under-17 and Under-19 levels.