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.

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