After signing a new contract, Reece James will become Chelsea’s highest-paid defender ever.

Reece James and a new, long-term contract have been reached, making him the highest-paid defender in Chelsea’s annals.

Within the coming several days, James is anticipated to formally sign the multi-year contract and pledge his future to the team.

On Thursday, The Athletic reported that the club’s new owners had started talks with James and midfielder Mason Mount.

James’ negotiations have advanced quickly this week, and the club will financially reward the 22-year-old for his stunning ascent in the game.

The England international is one among the club’s lowest-paid players after signing his most recent contract in January 2020, which covered the remainder of his first season with the first team through 2025.

In the Premier League alone, he is now thought to be among the top right backs in the world. He is also capable of playing in midfield, on the left wing, and central defense.

Because of his development, it is thought that Manchester City and Real Madrid have added him to their wish lists for potential future signings.

However, the Todd Boehly-Clearlake partnership moved swiftly to ensure that he would remain at Chelsea for a number of more campaigns.

He reportedly received a significant wage increase, making him one of the club’s highest earners.

James is a major fan favorite at Stamford Bridge and has advanced through the academy since he was six years old. The news will be positively greeted.

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Additionally, Boehly-Clearlake, who just broke their club record for spending on transfers in a single window, is making yet another declaration of purpose.

Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are just a few of the elite players that Chelsea has signed for more than Β£250 million.