Lewis Baker will spend another season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem after his parent club Chelsea agreed a new deal with the Eredivisie outfit. The Premier League side had a total of 28 players out on loan last season, and this policy looks likely to continue under incoming manager Antonio Conte. Earlier this week it was announced that Charly Musonda will return to Real Betis following his impressive spell there in the second part of last season.
Baker, 21, scored five goals in 34 appearances for Vitesse Arnhem last year, where he shared the dressing room with fellow Blues youngsters Dominic Solanke, Izzy Brown, Lewis Baker, Nathan and Danilo Pantic.
Chelsea's partnership with the Dutch side has seen them lend a number of young upcoming players in recent years, such as Nemanja Matic, Josh McEachran, Christian Atsu, Gael Kakuta, Lucas Piazon and Bertrand Traore.
Chelsea announced earlier this month that Nathan had renewed his loan deal with the Dutch team, and now it has been confirmed Baker will follow in his footsteps.
"Lewis Baker's loan agreement with Vitesse Arnhem has been extended to cover the 2016-17 season," the club confirmed in an official statement.
Baker joined Chelsea's youth academy in 2005 as a nine-year-old. He was named Chelsea young player of the year in the 2013-14, and former manager Jose Mourinho gave him his first-team debut in an FA Cup victory over Derby County in January 2014.
The England Under 21 international continued his development with loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons before being sent on loan to Vitesse.