Chelsea right-back Reece James has said that Tino Anjorin has the ability to be the next young player to establish himself in the first team.
The attacking midfielder made his league debut in the 4-0 win over Everton earlier this month, and James thinks the 18-year-old possesses the talent to make the breakthrough at senior level:
“Be on the look out for Tino Anjorin. He’s debuted already but he’s one who can break into the first team.”
There were some doubts over Anjorin’s future at the club, with his current contract expiring at the end of next season, but it is believed that talks are progressing well over a new deal.
The England Under 19 international could well sign a new five-year contract in the not too distant future with reports claiming that discussions have now moved on to the finer details.
If an agreement is reached, Anjorin will become just one of a number of young players who have agreed new deals to stay at Stamford Bridge, with the likes Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, as well as James himself, having all signed on the dotted line since last summer.