Reece James signs new five-year deal worth £25million with Chelsea

Chelsea youngster Reece James has tied his future to the London club after signing a new five-year deal worth £25million on Thursday.

 

After enjoying a loan spell at Wigan, James returned to Chelsea this season buoyed by the Chelsea ban on signing players, and made 18 appearances for Chelsea this season establishing himself as a first-team player.

 

James will earn a basic of £80,000-per-week and guaranteed £20m over the course of the deal. But with bonuses, his weekly wage will rise to around £100,000-a-week and there are plans to make him one of the best paid young defenders in world football.

 

The player who joined Chelsea aged eight, said: ‘It has been my dream to be here at Chelsea and play week in week out and to have a contract for another five-and-a-half year is living the dream again.