Young Chelsea goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has signed a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge according to The Blues’ official website.
The 19-year-old Winchester-born stopper has been a regular for the club’s Under-18s and the Development Squad in the last couple of years and he is now keen to push for first team honours.
New Blues boss Frank Lampard has been impressed with the teenager during pre-season and it has been reported that Cumming has agreed a new contract with the South West Londoners which will see him remain at The Bridge until summer 2023.
It is thought that the youngster will be utilised by Chelsea as their third choice keeper in the coming season behind experienced pair Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.
Cumming has twice won Under-18 Premier League and FA Youth Cup doubles with The Blues while he has starred for Joe Edwards’ Under-19 side who have excelled in the UEFA Youth League in recent seasons.
The keeper joined Chelsea as an eight-year-old and has gone on to successfully graduate through the various youth age groups into the first team environment.
With Chelsea operating under the first of two transfer window bans, the club may rely on developing some of their young players and a senior debut for Cumming this season is a real possibility.