Reece James’ recent match against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals was a mixed bag for the Englishman, if his performance was any indication
He is after all a possibility for Los Blancos to bolster the right-back position in June. The full-back was put to the ultimate test of containing Vinicius Jr. over two legs, a feat that only a select handful in the history of football have accomplished with success.
At the Santiago Bernabeu, Vini had a performance worthy of the man of the match award, and James found it difficult to contain the Brazilian phenom. He was far more effective last night at Stamford Bridge, though. James executed a remarkable four crucial passes and made 96 touches in 90 minutes against Real Madrid during the second leg.
He made one significant opportunity and had a stunning 97% passing accuracy. The 23-year-old also won five duels that night and finished five of his seven attempted dribbles. Reece James has attracted considerable interest from Barcelona. The Englishman, according to the journalist, would be someone to watch because the right-back has the attention of various club officials.
It might imply that they will face off against Real Madrid immediately. This is a significant development in the midst of the raging fire between the two teams. James’ Chelsea deal runs through the summer of 2028, so any transfer would likely cost a sizable sum of money. In light of Barcelona’s current financial circumstances, Real Madrid is currently in a better position.
Chelsea will be under pressure to let some stars go by June after used the last two transfer windows to sign many players. Real Madrid is interested in utilising this chance and finds it interesting. For a player of his calibre, the rumoured sum, which is around the €50 million range, is undoubtedly a steal. Thus, the competition for James will undoubtedly heat up, and it may even result in a brawl between the two Spanish titans.
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