Baker extends Vitesse stay

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Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker will continue his loan-spell with Eredivisie outfit Vitesse Arnheim for another season after the two clubs reached an agreement.

The 21-year-old midfielder enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Dutch side last year and netted five goals in 34 appearances for the first team.

Baker is highly rated by the Stamford Bridge academy staff and has been touted to break into the first team at the Blues in the near future.

The Eredivisie has a reputation for being an excellent platform for young and upcoming talents to master their craft and Baker will be looking to impress his parent club with more eye-catching performances next season.

The midfielder who has also enjoyed loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons revealed that a number of clubs were after his services.

"There was interest from several other clubs last summer but, together with my family and Chelsea. I have discussed the options and we all believed that another year at Vitesse was the best option," he told Vitesse's official website.

Baker has represented England at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 and most recently at Under-21 level, where he was awarded the golden boot at the Toulon Tournament for his four goals, which included the opener against France in the final.

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