Chelsea FC U21 Lewis Baker Signs Extension, Goes on Middlesbrough Loan

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Today brought the news that talented Chelsea FC U21 midfielder Lewis Baker signed a new deal that will keep him at the club for five years. It was also announced that Baker will go to Middlesbrough on loan for the 2017-18 season. Baker drops down to the Championship, where Boro are considered to be favorites to earn promotion back to the Premier League next season.

It’s a great situation for Lewis Baker, who was part of Chelsea’s squad that traveled to China and Singapore, because he will now get opportunities for playing time against decent competition.

Baker, who drew interest from West Ham and Bournemouth, becomes the 26th Chelsea loanee. For more on Lewis Baker, here are some videos from FFDTV that highlight his skill and technical ability.

The video above is a compilation that showcases his ability to use both feet (shots, corners, skills, crossbar challenge). Also, here’s the Lewis Baker 2016-17 goals compilation video, in which he converts chips, long range shots, half-volleys, free-kicks and penalties using both feet :

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV

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