Chelsea 23-year-old midfielder has today completed his move to Elland Road as he put the pen to paper on a season-long deal with Championship side Leeds United.
An official statement read: “Leeds United are delighted to announce the signing of Lewis Baker from Premier League side Chelsea. The midfielder has joined Leeds on a season-long loan deal and becomes the club’s first arrival of the summer transfer window”.
Baker, who joined Chelsea in 2005, spent 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons on loan with Vitesse Arnhem and Middlesbrough respectively.
Newly-appointed manager Marcelo Bielsa will help Lewis Baker in his development.
The Chelsea loanee told Leeds’ official website: “I was on holiday and I was ready to come back. They came up and showed over the plan, this is a massive club with amazing history. This sounds like a great opportunity for me”.
“I saw the plan they prepared for this season, bringing in a massive manager and director of football. He has got a good aspiration for the season, he managed some of the best players in the world. We definitely want to challenge and think on promotion”.