Reece James: Wigan Athletic sign Chelsea full-back on season-long loan

Reece James (centre)
Reece James (centre) helped Chelsea lift last season's FA Youth Cup

Championship club Wigan Athletic have signed Chelsea full-back Reece James on a season-long loan deal.

The 18-year-old England youth player was part of the under-19 national side that won both the Toulon tournament and European Under-19 Championship in 2017.

Manager Paul Cook told Wigan's website: "We are delighted to get Reece to Wigan for his first loan away from Chelsea."

At the end of 2017-18, the Latics released 24-year-old full-back Reece James after three seasons at the club.

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