Chelsea defender James signs new long-term contract

Reece James signs new deal with Chelsea until 2025

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Reece James of Chelsea has inked a new deal which keeps him at the club until 2025.

The England Under-21 global, who recently turned 20, has been hugely impressive since breaking into the Blues first team and the club have moved to cement his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.

The defender scored a late equaliser to earn Chelsea a Champions League point against Ajax in a thrilling 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge in November.

James admitted that he was over the moon to sign a new deal with Chelsea, for whom he has played since the age of six.

Frank Lampard insists there is "a lot more to come" from Chelsea full-back Reece James following the youngster's decision to sign a new long-term contract at the club. And since his return, he has started three games in all competitions.

"I always wanted to be here and another five and a half years mean a lot to me and my family".

"To have a contract for another five-and-a-half years is living the dream again".

Chelsea supervisor Marina Granovskaia included: "The smooth means Reece has actually matched the group so rapidly regardless of missing out on the begin of the period has actually been clear for everybody to see, as well as the truth one more incredible young gamer belongs to the future of the club is an outcome of magnum opus by our academy, our auto loans division, our new training personnel as well as certainly the gamer himself".

The defender has been at Chelsea since the age of six and he looks to have no plans to depart any time soon.

Eden Hazard has explained that he has rediscovered his love for football at Real Madrid, claiming that he had less pleasure playing under Antonio Conte and Sarri at Chelsea.

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