Chelsea ‘are excited to announce’ midfielder deal is done and dusted
CHELSEA is excited to announce Academy midfielder Lexi Potter has signed with the club until the summer of 2026.
She has become the first female player in the country to sign a professional contract at the age of 17, before joining Crystal Palace on loan for the 2023/24 season.
Speaking on committing to Chelsea, Potter said: ‘It’s an absolute dream come true for me and my family. I’ve been here since I was eight years old and it’s everything you could ever dream of. I’m really grateful and really excited for the future.’
General Manager Paul Green commented: ‘Lexi is a very bright prospect and we’re really proud that we have been able to make her the first female player to sign a professional contract at the age of 17 in the country. We’ve got really high hopes for her in the future and look forward to seeing her develop and improve in the upcoming years.
‘We believe the loan to Crystal Palace is a great opportunity for Lexi to gain minutes playing in a competitive league and will be a good step for her to experience senior football.’
Potter has shown real potential so far in her young career and the move to Palace should give the board a chance to see how good she can be over the next 12 months.
The fact that the club have just handed her a massive new contract means that they have big hopes and we are keen to see just how far she is able to go in the game.
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