Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Reece James has signed a new five-year contract. James has emerged as one of the best young players in the game. His skill, crossing ability, positioning and athleticism mean he is as comfortable in midfield or in a back three. As he is at wing-back or full-back, and having now committed to the club until 2027. Blues fans can enjoy James’s prodigious talent for many more years to come.
On agreeing the new contract, Todd Boehly, chairman. Said: ‘We are thrilled to give Reece a new long-term contract at Chelsea. He is an outstanding player and a true Chelsea man. And we are all looking forward to watching him continue to flourish at Stamford Bridge.’
Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners, said: ‘Reece is a very special footballer and one we love having at Chelsea under our ownership. His blend of physical and technical ability is a huge asset to our team now and for many years to come.’
Reece James said: ‘I am over the moon with my new contract. And I’m thankful for the fans, the new ownership and everyone involved in the club. I cannot wait to see what the future holds. And I am sure we will have the chance of winning many trophies.
‘I grew up supporting this club and I’ve been here since I was a six-year-old. I put pen to paper on a new deal because this is the club I want to be at. I’d like to say a special thanks to the fans, I am here to stay and we have a bright future ahead of us.’
James has already racked up 128 appearances for the Blues. And with this new long-term contract he will significantly increase that tally in the coming years. Congratulations, Reece!
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