London [UK], July 9 (ANI): Chelsea on Thursday announced that academy player Charlotte Fleming has signed her first professional contract with the club.
The 18-year-old midfielder has been at Chelsea since the age of 10 and has now signed a professional contract that keeps her with the club until May 2021.
After signing a deal, Fleming said it was her dream and it is "really exciting" to be a part of the club.
"It's a bit surreal to be honest, it's a dream for me and I've always aspired to be part of the women's team," the club's official website quoted Fleming as saying.
"It's really exciting for me as a young player coming into this new world. I have got the most amazing support network around me from Chelsea to family and friends and it's going to be an exciting year for me to see where my journey goes," she added.
The England Under-19 international also has revealed her personal targets and hopes for the season ahead.
"My main aim is to show Emma [Hayes] and Paul [Green] how grateful I am for this opportunity. To be honest I will just be a sponge and gain as much information as possible, learn as much as I can and develop - this year is all about development for me and being the best player I can be," she said. (ANI)