The father of Chelsea youngster Andreas Christensen has revealed that they are in talks over a new contract for the promising defender.
The 18-year-old Dane made his senior debut at right-back in Tuesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup win at Shrewsbury and father Sten, who also serves as his son’s advisor, claims that the Blues are eager to extend his current deal which expires in the summer of 2016.
‘We are in dialogue with Chelsea,’ he told Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet. ‘We will now see how it turns out.
‘Andreas is extremely proud and happy [about his debut], but he is also very focused on not being satisfied.
‘Now we hope that he is here and can get a little more playing time, maybe in the Champions League or the Premier League this season.
‘He has just turned 18 years and learns a lot by training with these world class stars. He can still wait for his chance, but at one point he will of course need to play to take the next step. Together, we have made a career plan and we feel that it is realistic.’
With Chelsea’s star-studded squad, Christensen might have a hard time breaking into Jose Mourinho’s long-term plans but, given that the likes of Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester United were all reportedly courting his signature before the then-Brondby trainee opted to join the Blues in 2012, his potential is undeniable.