England International forward announces delight after OFFICIALLY signing up with the Chelsea

Fran Kirby has signed a new contract with Chelsea, which will keep the England international striker with the Blues until the summer of 2023.

The 27-year-old has established herself as one of the most fearsome attacking forces in English women’s football over recent years. Since moving to Chelsea, she has scored 62 goals in 97 appearances in all competitions for her club.

She has been in magnificent form this campaign, scoring 15 goals in 21 Women’s Super League (WSL) games to fire Chelsea to the summit of England’s top division, and she has announced just how delighted she is with the new deal

She told the Chelsea website: “I’ve been a part of this club for a very long time, and it didn’t take much thought. I knew where I wanted to be, and I think you could see that in my performances.

“I was really trying to prove to myself, to the fans who haven’t been able to watch me for a long time and to the club. It was a no-brainer for me that I wanted to stay in this environment.

“I really wanted to work and prove that I was worthy of a new contract. I’ve spent a lot of time out ill and I remember speaking to Emma at the start of the year and I said I didn’t want anything given to me, I wanted to earn my spot to play, I wanted to earn my spot to be involved with this team and stay in this team.

“That’s been a massive goal of mine this season and I want to keep doing that. I’ve signed a new contract, but I want to make sure that I keep pushing myself every day and, as long as I keep doing that, I know that I’ll be in a good place.”