Henrique Hilario nets one-year deal as Chelsea perform surprise U-turn


Henrique Hilario has netted himself a new one-year contract after Chelsea performed a U-turn on his future.

The Portuguese goalkeeper was named on the Blues’ list of released players at the end of last season, but this week travelled to the United States for the club’s pre-season tour as part of a 25-man squad.

Now boss Jose Mourinho has taken the decision to reward the 37-year-old shot-stopper, who he signed from Nacional back in 2006, with a new one-year deal.

‘It feels really good to sign a new contract for another year at the club, I’m very proud,’ Hilario told Chelsea’s website.

‘I’m really pleased to be part of this great squad and I’m looking forward to working once again with Jose Mourinho.’

The goalkeeper has made 39 appearances for Chelsea, keeping 18 clean sheets, and is one of four goalkeepers in Mourinho’s squad, alongside Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer and…

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