Sam Kerr has reportedly agreed to a new contract with Chelsea, indicating her intention to prolong her tenure at Stamford Bridge beyond the upcoming summer.
Currently, the 30-year-old is recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and this injury is expected to keep her out of action for the entirety of the 2023-24 season.
Regrettably, due to her long-term injury, it appears improbable that Sam Kerr will participate in another match under the management of Emma Hayes. Hayes will conclude her tenure with Chelsea at the end of the season as she transitions to the role of head coach for the USWNT.
“With the announcement (of Kerr’s injury) the focus for Sam right now is on rehab,” Hayes said when asked about Kerr’s contract situation on earlier in January. “I’m sure when the time is right to discuss her future that will come from Sam and the club, but Sam loves Chelsea and Chelsea loves Sam, so I think that’s the most important thing to say on that front.”
Since her move from the Chicago Red Stars in 2019, Kerr has proven to be a prolific goalscorer for the Blues, tallying 99 goals in 128 matches. Her significant contributions have played a key role in Chelsea’s success, securing four Women’s Super League (WSL) titles, three FA Cups, and two League Cups during her tenure in west London.