Chelsea has been flying under Thomas Tuchel. The German took over from former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard and in a short span of time, he weaved his magic in this young side. The Blues won the Champions League defeating their league rival Manchester City. And right-back Reece James was an integral part of that incredible night in Lisbon. The England international is young, hard-working, and immensely talented. His introduction to the Chelsea first team was highly appreciated by the fans as well. He is a Chelsea lad through and through which makes him fight for the team even harder. Reece James’ net worth is quite high and blooming. Let’s discuss his envious numbers in a detailed manner
Early Life and development:
Born on 8th December 1999, in Greater London Reece James’ football affair practically started with his family. His father was a football coach and his sister Lauren also plays for Chelsea women’s team. He joined the Chelsea youth academy when he was six. In 2017, after coming through the ranks in the academy he captained the u-18 side in the FA Youth Cup. He was named the academy player of the season. That earned him his first professional contract in Chelsea back in 2018. He was loaned out to Championship side Wigan Athletic. He was brilliant for them as he featured in the Championship team of the year as well. Fans were already excited to have him back even before the end of his loan spell.
Regular in Chelsea:
In 2019 he returned to Chelsea and he made his official Chelsea first-team debut in the following season. The Stamford Bridge faithful tagged him as the perfect successor of Azpelicueta. His speed, crossing abilities, and agility are top-notch and that makes him a sure starter in the Chelsea squad. At this young age, his strength is also one factor that is highly rated. His first goal in Chelsea colors came in the Champions League as he became the youngest Chelsea player ever to score in Europe. James signed a long-term contract with the club in 2020. He signed a 6 year / £18,096,000 contract with the club, including an annual average salary of £3,016,000. His recent contract contributed to his net worth quite generously and it is estimated around £1 million. His Champions League winning performance was highly appreciated by the football experts and that makes his market value to almost £40 million according to tranfermarkt.
Tuchel is a really big admirer of the 22-year-old. However, his start to the new season was disrupted by an unfortunate red card against Liverpool and an ankle injury. The youngster is expected to make a return in training in the coming weeks.