England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek reveals that there is absolutely no need for him to party ways with Chelsea but claims that contract-extension talks will be made by his agent.
The 23-year-old, who has so far bagged 10 goals this season, is determined to overcome his back problem injury in hopes of getting to his full potential.
London club Chelsea is reported to be keen on tying the English Midfielder, who still has two years left in his contract, down to sign a long term deal at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking on a new deal with the Blues, he said: “I’m not sure (over new contract), I let my agent deal with it. I’m not thinking about that right now.
“It’s important for me to focus on the here and now, and I’m playing right now. It’s looking good so there’s no reason why I should think about leaving Chelsea.”
Loftus-Cheek was told he deserved a pay rise, he laughed about it and said: “There’s no reason for me to leave. If I get a pay rise, that’ll be great.”
The 23-year-old attacker has been a key figure to the club as he helped his team to the Europa League final, having scored the opening goal in their 1-1 semi-final return leg against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday as the Blues went on to win on penalties with the score line 4-3.
Speaking on his back injury problem, Loftus-Cheek said: “I’ve had back injuries, lower back spasms, since I was 16 or 17 up to now,” Loftus-Cheek said.
“It’s something I’ve had in the latter part of my career, and it’s something I’ve had to deal with and manage with the physios. It’s hindered me a lot.
“But over the years learning about my body with the physios, we’ve come up with a routine to keep it at bay. We’re working a lot.
“I don’t think it’s something I’ll have to suffer for the rest of my career. I’m feeling really good now, the best I’ve felt. I’ve not had a twinge in my back for weeks now. It’s looking really good.
“Playing the most games I’ve played this season, playing every three days, it’s something I’ve never done before.
“It’s important I get the right rest so my back’s OK. So I might not do a whole training session two days after a game. I might just do half of it. I taper it that way.
“It’s a good feeling to be seen as an important player for the team, to help the team win games. I think it’s something I’ve never felt in my career.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been pivotal for the Maurizio Sarri’s side campaign in the Europa League as they reach the final to be played against Arsenal in Baku, and also scoring the opener in their last League match to secure a top four finish in the Premier League.
Loftus-Cheek this 2018/19 campaign has bagged 10 goals and five assists in all competitions for the Blues this season despite not starting in most of his League appearances.