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Dutch defender Jeffrey Bruma signs new deal at Chelsea

Jeffrey Bruma
Bruma joined Chelsea as a 15-year-old from Feyenoord

Chelsea's teenager defender Jeffrey Bruma has agreed a new contract, which will keep at the club until 2014.

The 18-year-old, who made his full Netherlands debut in the summer, is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge, having been with the Blues since 2007.

Bruma, who has been limited to four substitute appearances so far, is recovering from hernia surgery.

"I am very happy to stay here," he said. "The recovery is going well and I have no pain where I had it before."

Before the young defender was sidelined by injury he made a substitute appearance in the Community Shield defeat against Manchester United at Wembley.

"I have been working to improve all the time I have been here and a next step is getting your next contract, and now it is time to improve again," Bruma said.

"I have made my international debut already and that was the aim for two or three years' time.

"It has come so early, and when you reach your targets you obviously have to set new ones, so my new targets are to play as much as I can at Chelsea in the first team and get in the Dutch full squad again as soon as I am fit."

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