Reece James: What those in the know say about the Chelsea loanee who has starred for Wigan in the Championship this season


Reece James: What those in the know say about the Chelsea loanee who has starred for Wigan in the Championship this season

Reece James has been one of the stars of the Championship this season where the young Chelsea defender has excelled during his season-long loan spell at Wigan.

James, 19, is highly regarded at Stamford Bridge and is set for a bright future in the game.

Reece James has been outstanding on loan at Wigan this season

The boyhood Blues fan, who played alongside England starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi through the youth ranks at the club, has missed just one game across all competitions for the Latics.

James is a tough tackling and forceful full-back, earning rave reviews for his performances throughout this season.

At this tender age he has already been likened to Kyle Walker, called up to train with the England senior squad and, earlier this month, collected his award for making the Championship Team of the Season.

The young full-back played an integral role in Chelsea Under-18′ FA Youth Cup final win last season

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James has a wise head on young shoulders, revealing he turned down several other temporary moves in January as he felt his progress would be best served by staying in Lancashire.

Manchester United are reportedly tracking the £15million-rated defender, who has also attracted interest from Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Brighton.

So what have those in the know said about the talented youngster?