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Glen Johnson has warned his former club, Chelsea that they risk losing Reece James to rivals, Manchester City unless they can start winning trophies again.
James is a proper Blue, who has always loved being at Stamford Bridge after coming through the youth system to the first team.
However, there was a time when many would not have expected that Mason Mount would dream of leaving Chelsea, let alone joining a rival club like Manchester United. And according to Johnson, James could also be tempted to move on to a more attractive project like Man City if the conditions look right for him, although he expressed doubt that will happen due to the enormous price tag Chelsea will slam on the 23-year-old.
Johnson told GGRecon: “If Reece James was to ever leave Chelsea for a Premier League rival, then it would definitely be for Manchester City.
“I can’t imagine him going to a fellow London team and it would be Manchester City purely because they’ll be competing at the very top for years to come. Players want to win things, so those links would definitely grab his attention.
“Chelsea wouldn’t want him to leave, the price tag would be astronomical and that’s what’s going to make this move very unlikely. In terms of the player himself, of course, if Chelsea don’t bounce back and get to the point again where they’re fighting for honours across all fronts, then of course the move to Manchester City will pique his interest.
“All the best players want to win things and play for the best team, so I can see Reece James wanting to move to Manchester City, but not to any other Premier League team.”