Third choice goalkeeper, Eduardo has been given a one-year contract extension at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese who currently plies his trade with the newly crowned Premier League champions is behind the likes of Asmir Begovic and Thibaut Courtois in the goalkeeping hieirachy at Chelsea, but has done enough to ensure he will stay on at the west London outfit for at least another season.
Chelsea’s official website confirmed the deal on Monday, as Antonio Conte believes the player is content with his role at the club, which is seemingly not to play but to offer experience to the other shot-stoppers.
He has not made a competitive appearance for the English giants, only appearing on the bench for the odd cup game. At 34, he is steadily looking at retirement, and is being groomed for a role in the academy.
Bosnian goalkeeper, Begovic looks set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season to find regular playing time elsewhere, but Chelsea have set their sights on a number of showstoppers, including newly promoted David Stockdale of Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Blues are on course for a domestic Double as they face Arsenal in The FA Cup final on Saturday, though Eduardo is unlikely to have any place in the matchday squad.
Eduardo has played for the likes of Braga, Genoa and Dinamo Zagreb in a career that has sent play 291 matches.