After another stellar season at Stamford Bridge, the right-back has been heavily linked with a summer move to Santiago Bernabeu.
Reece James, a defender for Chelsea, has become one of the most sought-after players during the summer transfer window as a result of several standout performances throughout the 2021–22 season. Over the past few months, speculation about the right-back leaving Stamford Bridge has increased as major European clubs like Real Madrid have shown a keen interest in his services.
What did Reece James say about his future at Chelsea?
James and his club teammates are currently on a preseason tour of the United States. Due to his lifelong devotion to Chelsea, the 22-year-old has shut all doors to a prospective transfer away from the team.
“I’d like to think that Stamford Bridge will be my future home. I’ve always supported Chelsea, where I established my name as a player, and I don’t see why that would change. I was a Chelsea fan growing up. I currently play for Chelsea and I like it “When questioned about a prospective move to Real Madrid, James said to BBC Sport.
“It’s a fun time right now. From the perspective of the players or the management, not much has changed. I still aspire to triumph in each and every contest and game. There is no reason we cannot accomplish it.”
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Can Chelsea contend for the crown with Liverpool and Manchester City?
James had a fantastic opening to the 2021–22 campaign, recording one goal and two assists in his first three Premier League appearances. He assisted the Blues in mounting a brief title threat before suffering a hamstring injury in January that kept him out for a sizable amount of time.
James thinks that if the team stays healthy, they can give Liverpool and defending champion Manchester City a genuine fight for their money in 2022–23. Other crucial players also missed crucial matches, which caused the Blues to run out of steam in the chase for the Premier League crown.
“Absolutely [we can compete for the title]. We had a lot of injuries last season,” he continued. “The squad suffered greatly since I and other team members had extended absences. We were on top of the table around Christmas, and we suffered injuries. If we stay healthy and fit this season. There’s no reason why we can’t be inside and close by once more, he said. ”