Exclusive – My long-term future is at Chelsea, claims award winner

first_imgFootball League Championship Player of the Year winner Patrick Bamford insists his long-term future lies at Chelsea.The Blues striker, who has hit 19 goals this season, has spent the season on loan at Middlesbrough.Bamford, 21, has two years left on his current deal and is in talks to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.The striker is currently enjoying his third loan spell away from south west London, following his £1.5 million move from Nottingham Forest in 2012, and despite the competition for places Bamford is keen to impress Blues boss Jose Mourinho.“I don’t have any reason not be at Chelsea,” he told talkSPORT. “It is my dream to put on that blue shirt and play for them eventually.”“It will a tough task to break into the first team. Most strikers playing in the Premier League regularly are aged around 23 or 24.“At at a club like Chelsea they have the money to buy world class strikers like Diego Costa and there’s also that pressure to win trophies, I just have to stick with it, be patient and hopefully my rewards will come”last_img read more