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Sam Kerr Commits to Chelsea with Contract Extension Following Exit-Hint Video

Sam Kerr Commits to Chelsea with Contract Extension Following Exit-Hint Video

Sam Kerr made her Chelsea debut in January 2000 Published

( Ovichnews UK ) - Chelsea's star striker, Sam Kerr, has penned a lucrative two-year contract extension with the club, putting an end to speculation about her future after a teaser video suggested she might be leaving.

The 30-year-old Australia captain's new deal comes at a time of transition for the Blues, as former Lyon boss Sonia Bompastor takes over the managerial reins. Since arriving at Chelsea from Chicago Red Stars in 2019, Kerr has been a formidable force on the pitch, notching an impressive 99 goals in 128 matches. Her trophy-laden tenure includes five consecutive Women's Super League titles, three FA Cups, two League Cups, and the Community Shield. Kerr has also clinched the Golden Boot twice and narrowly missed out on the Ballon d'Or to Spain's Aitana Bonmati last year. In a surprising turn of events, Chelsea initially released a video hinting at Kerr's potential departure, only to follow it up 20 minutes later with an announcement confirming her extended stay. Kerr, who has been sidelined since January due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury, expressed her joy at continuing her journey with the club, emphasizing her eagerness to chase further silverware. "It’s really exciting and a very proud moment for me. Having the opportunity to stay at a club like Chelsea means a lot to me. I’m really excited to continue to push and to try to win trophies," Kerr shared in the aftermath of signing her new contract. Despite missing out on the upcoming Olympics in Paris with the Australian national team, Kerr remains a vital asset for both club and country. Her prolific goal-scoring record and leadership qualities have solidified her status as one of the sport's most revered figures, with Chelsea going the extra mile to honor her commitment with stadium renaming and a public display of appreciation. Looking ahead, Kerr's ambition to secure a Women's Champions League title highlights her relentless drive for success. With Chelsea gearing up for a new chapter under Bompastor's guidance and the upcoming summer transfer window, Kerr's decision to continue her pursuit of European glory with the Blues sets the stage for a thrilling season ahead. As Chelsea fans celebrate Kerr's contract extension and eagerly anticipate her return to the pitch, the stage is set for the iconic striker to further bolster her legacy and cement her status as one of the game's all-time greats. With Kerr's unwavering commitment and Chelsea's continued support, the pursuit of excellence and silverware remains the shared objective for the club and its star forward.

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Nigeria were the first side to book a semi-final berth at the Africa Cup of Nations

All-Star draft sets the stage for big weekend

All-Star draft sets the stage for big weekend

The NHL's All-Star weekend festivities dropped the puck Thursday with the All-Star draft.

Hamilton to race for Ferrari from 2025

Hamilton to race for Ferrari from 2025

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton, Formula One's most successful driver of all time, will race for

MLS, Liga MX announce groups for Leagues Cup

MLS, Liga MX announce groups for Leagues Cup

The groups for Leagues Cup 2024 were announced Wednesday featuring 47 teams from MLS and Liga

76ers C Joel Embiid (knee) out vs. Jazz

76ers C Joel Embiid (knee) out vs. Jazz

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid will miss Thursday night's game against the Utah Jazz in

Paris 2024 opening ceremony attendees estimate cut to 300,000

Paris 2024 opening ceremony attendees estimate cut to 300,000

The number of people set to attend the opening ceremony of this year's Olympics has been

South Korea beat Saudi Arabia on penalties to reach Asian Cup last eight

South Korea beat Saudi Arabia on penalties to reach Asian Cup last eight

South Korea beat Saudi Arabia 4-2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the Asian Cup

Exclusive: Motor racing-Petronas aiming to bring back Malaysian Formula 1 GP in 2026 - sources

Exclusive: Motor racing-Petronas aiming to bring back Malaysian Formula 1 GP in 2026 - sources

Malaysia's state oil company Petroliam Nasional, or Petronas, is looking to bring back Formula One races

Morocco's Regragui takes responsibility for bitter AFCON exit

Morocco's Regragui takes responsibility for bitter AFCON exit

Morocco coach Walid Regragui said he took full responsibility for the team's surprise Africa Cup of

Four NHL players charged in Canada over 2018 sexual assault

Four NHL players charged in Canada over 2018 sexual assault

Police in Canada have charged four National Hockey League players in connection to an alleged 2018

Ivorians put poor group stage behind them, eye AFCON glory

Ivorians put poor group stage behind them, eye AFCON glory

Ivory Coast have put the humiliation of losing to tiny Equatorial Guinea in the Africa Cup

Russian figure skater Valieva banned for doping, ROC loses Olympic gold

Russian figure skater Valieva banned for doping, ROC loses Olympic gold

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva received a four-year doping ban on Monday, effectively stripping the Russian

WTA roundup: Top seed falls in Thailand

WTA roundup: Top seed falls in Thailand

Diana Shnaider knocked out top-seeded Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 on Monday in a

Liverpool FC Manager Klopp to Step Down at End of Season

Liverpool FC Manager Klopp to Step Down at End of Season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to step down from the role at the end of the

Real Madrid recover to beat Almeria 3-2 after VAR controversy

Real Madrid recover to beat Almeria 3-2 after VAR controversy

A Dani Carvajal strike in the ninth-minute of stoppage time rescued Real Madrid, earning them a

Amateur Nick Dunlap makes history by winning American Express

Amateur Nick Dunlap makes history by winning American Express

Twenty-year-old Nick Dunlap became the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson

Warriors assistant coach Milojevic dead at 46 after heart attack

Warriors assistant coach Milojevic dead at 46 after heart attack

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Dejan Milojevic has died, the National Basketball Association (NBA) club said

Martin Odegaard handball against Liverpool should have been penalty, says Howard Webb

Martin Odegaard handball against Liverpool should have been penalty, says Howard Webb

Liverpool should have been awarded a penalty for handball by Martin Odegaard in their Premier League

Andre Onana jets 5,000 miles to Afcon... to be left out of Cameroon squad

Andre Onana jets 5,000 miles to Afcon... to be left out of Cameroon squad

An exasperated Andre Onana had to be calmed down by El Hadji Diouf after the Manchester

Jordan Henderson agrees to terminate Saudi contract ahead of Ajax move

Jordan Henderson agrees to terminate Saudi contract ahead of Ajax move

Jordan Henderson is flying to Europe today to complete a deal to join Ajax, having agreed

Steelers vs Bills playoff matchup remains in jeopardy

Steelers vs Bills playoff matchup remains in jeopardy

The playoff showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills had to be moved from Saturday

10-1 to 1-and-done: Eagles' unbelievable collapse is complete after loss to Buccaneers

10-1 to 1-and-done: Eagles' unbelievable collapse is complete after loss to Buccaneers

Whiffed tackles. Bad coverage. Missed passes. A bad game plan. Even worse body language. Really, the script

Social media criticizes Robert Griffin III’s uninformed take suggesting the Cowboys hire Deion Sanders

Social media criticizes Robert Griffin III’s uninformed take suggesting the Cowboys hire Deion Sanders

After Sunday’s brutal NFC wild-card round loss to the Green Bay Packers, all signs point to

Chelsea to demand Ian Maatsen’s £35m release clause is paid in full this summer

Chelsea to demand Ian Maatsen’s £35m release clause is paid in full this summer

Ian Maatsen has a £35 million release clause in his Chelsea contract, which the club are

Thunder roll past Trail Blazers 139-77, tie fifth-biggest victory margin in NBA history

Thunder roll past Trail Blazers 139-77, tie fifth-biggest victory margin in NBA history

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points, Josh Giddey had a triple-double and the

Erik ten Hag is on trial at Manchester United – he is currently no more than an interim manager

Erik ten Hag is on trial at Manchester United – he is currently no more than an interim manager

Erik ten Hag is on trial as Manchester United manager since the Ineos ‘takeover’. He is

Emma Raducanu gets a favourable Australian Open draw but Novak Djokovic looms for Andy Murray

Emma Raducanu gets a favourable Australian Open draw but Novak Djokovic looms for Andy Murray

After a worrying couple of days in Melbourne – in which she pulled out of two

Mauricio Pochettino is making little difference at Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino is making little difference at Chelsea

There is a difficult question hanging in the air over Chelsea. One that lingers like a

Immanuel Feyi-Waboso moments that will have impressed Steve Borthwick

Immanuel Feyi-Waboso moments that will have impressed Steve Borthwick

History tells us that highlight reels do not always translate to Test caps when it comes

Kansas City forecast shows Dolphins-Chiefs could be one of the coldest NFL games ever

Kansas City forecast shows Dolphins-Chiefs could be one of the coldest NFL games ever

One of the coldest games in NFL history may take place on Saturday night in Kansas

Jake Browning’s Girlfriend Responds After Going Viral for Game-Day Bodysuit

Jake Browning’s Girlfriend Responds After Going Viral for Game-Day Bodysuit

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning may have won the day as he led his team to

After season of chaos, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is on top of college football

After season of chaos, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is on top of college football

HOUSTON — Nine years ago, Jim Harbaugh left the NFL and returned to college football with

Forecasts say bad weather conditions could impact 2 AFC wild-card games

Forecasts say bad weather conditions could impact 2 AFC wild-card games

When you stage football playoff games in January, miserable weather is always a possibility. The extended