Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has signed a new four-year contract with the club. The Englishman had just over 18 months left on his last deal with the Blues and Jose Mourinho and his backroom staff were keen to tie him down for a longer period of time.
A statement on the Chelsea website read, “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Gary Cahill has signed a new four-year contract, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2019”.
Speaking to the club website soon after penning the new deal, Cahill said, “I’m really pleased to commit my future to Chelsea and it’s great the club has put their faith in me.”
“I have achieved a lot here and I hope I can keep on learning, helping the team and lifting trophies over the next four years.”
Cahill signed for the Blues in the winter of 2012 for a bargain 7m pounds. Since joining the London side, the former Bolton man has gone on to establish himself as one of the best centre-halves in England. His market value has sky-rocketed in these years and it comes as no surprise that Chelsea were so keen to tie him down for the foreseeable future.
With John Terry not getting any younger and Kurt Zouma yet to establish himself, Cahill could go on to be an even more important figure than what he already is at the moment.