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Sam Kerr indicators Chelsea contract extension after exit prank

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Sam Kerr has signed a two-year contract extension with Chelsea, minutes after the membership launched a video message from the ahead that steered she could be leaving.

There was loads of hypothesis concerning the 30-year-old’s future after Chelsea launched a video main followers to consider that the Australia worldwide was leaving the membership after 5 years. Nonetheless, 20 minutes later, the membership revealed it was a joke and Kerr would stay at Stamford Bridge till 2026.

Kerr signed for Chelsea in 2019 and has scored 99 targets in 128 matches. In honour of the prolific striker committing her future to the membership, Chelsea renamed their Stamford Bridge stadium to “Samford Bridge”, and their ladies’s stadium Kingsmeadow turned “Kerrsmeadow.”

The 2023 Ballon d’Or runner-up missed the second half of final season after struggling an ACL rupture whereas on a warm-weather coaching camp with Chelsea in Morocco. Regardless of the long-term accidents to Kerr and several other different gamers, together with United States striker Mia Fishel, Chelsea lifted their fifth consecutive Girls’s Tremendous League (WSL) trophy in Might.

On the finish of the 2023-24 season, Chelsea bid farewell to former supervisor Emma Hayes, who turned the pinnacle coach of america ladies’s nationwide staff. Sonia Bompastor, who led Lyon to the Champions League closing, was introduced as Hayes’ alternative final month.

Kerr is about to return to the pitch throughout the first few months of Bompastor’s tenure at Chelsea, boosting the already stacked squad. She was not too long ago dominated out of Australia’s 2024 Paris Olympics marketing campaign, citing that the event got here too quickly in her prolonged restoration.

Kerr has received 5 WSL titles, three FA Cups, two Girls’s League cups, and the Girls’s Neighborhood Defend in 2020 with Chelsea. Together with Vivianne Miedema, she is the one participant to have scored in opposition to each opponent she has confronted within the WSL.