Blues goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has extended his Chelsea contract and will spend the coming season on loan at Sheffield United, announced the club on their official website yesterday.
The 23-year-old has decided to extend his current deal with the Blues, keeping him at the club until 2021.
Blackman spent the 2016-17 season on loan at League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers, where the Chelsea Academy player made 52 appearances for the Chairboys.
During his time at Wycombe, Blackman was named Wycombe’s Young Player of the Year after establishing himself as the club’s number one goalkeeper.
Despite his impressive loan spell at the League Two side, Antonio Conte and the club have decided to send Blackman out on loan once again as the arrival of Willy Caballero from Manchester City this summer increased the amount of experienced first team goalkeepers in the squad.
As a result, Blackman has agreed to join Sheffield United on loan for the upcoming season, as revealed on the club’s website. He will get the opportunity to test his skills at a higher level in the Championship.