Felicitas Rauch (#13 VfL Wolfsburg) and Jess Carter (#7 Chelsea FC) in action during the UEFA Womens Champions League match between VFL Wolfsburg and Chelsea FC at Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest, Hungary - Gabor Sas/Sports Press Photo

Chelsea defender Carter signs new one-year deal

Chelsea defender Jess Carter has signed a new one-year contract with the club according to reports on The Blues’ official website.

The 23-year-old has signed on at Kingsmeadow for another year just a month on from making her first appearance in a UEFA Women’s Champions League final for the club.

Chelsea have reported that while Carter has signed on for one more year, the club will hold an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

Carter joined Chelsea from Birmingham City in summer 2018 and the player has risen to the challenge of continuing to improve her game alongside the team’s further evolution. Last season saw the player make nine appearances for The Blues in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. Seven of those outings came in the final two months of the season as the defender proved her worth to the side.

After signing her new deal, Carter told Chelsea’s official media team “I’ve grown so much here at this club, both on and off the pitch. I’ve hit a point now where I know what is expected of me, I know what I need to bring to the table and I feel like I’m in a position where I’m finally starting to compete with some of the girls.

“There is more that I can do here at Chelsea to help the team and I’m really excited to see what we can go on and achieve after this successful year.”

Despite playing her football with back-to-back Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions and UEFA Women’s Champions League finalists, Carter has made just one appearance for England at senior level. Should she continue her recent development, the player could be looking at earning herself a recall in 2021/2022.

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