Thursday, March 5, 2020

"Lampard wanted me at Derby, but I was happy at Wigan"

Chelsea Full back Reece James says he rejected the chance to play for Frank Lampard in the 2018/2019 session at Derby county.

James, who has taken in 25 appearances this season, told FourFourTwo of Lampard: “He wanted to sign me for Derby last January, but it didn't go through. I was happy playing at Wigan. 

“It was good to know he rated me, although that was at Championship level, and when you get a big job at a Premier League team, sometimes minds can change. But we spoke when he arrived and he said he wanted to give me a chance. 

“I was injured, and he told me to come back in the best shape possible. I'm thankful that I've got to work with him.”

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