Reece James admits he would be happy to spend entire career at Chelsea

Chelsea defender Reece James has claimed he would be delighted if he spends his entire career at Stamford Bridge.

The defender signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with the Blues on Thursday and committed his long-term future.

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He’s one of the success stories to come out of the academy in recent years and is now breaking into the first-team on a consistent basis.

Manager Frank Lampard has introduced a wave of young stars to the group this campaign and they all have so much potential.

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James is an attacking right-back that looks like he has the biggest ceiling and fans are convinced he can become one of the best full-backs around.

He’s got the pace, power and technical ability that already make him a serious standout in the Premier League.

‘I have been here nearly my whole life and I would be happy to spend the rest of my career here. It is the club I have supported throughout and I have committed long-term,” James said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

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It’s a bold claim for any player to say they want to spend their entire career at a club, especially when they are only turned 20 in December.

But he’s been with the Blues since a child and it’s clear that he’s already a huge fan favourite.

There is no reason why the rising star can’t lock down a spot in the team for the next decade if he keeps improving on the same path and most importantly stays grounded.

James is a powerhouse that is defensively proving so tough to beat, while going forward his crossing adds an extra element to the side.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.