Reece James signs for Sunderland AFC

Congratulations to Reece James who today signed a deal at Sunderland AFC after becoming a free agent at the end of his 3 year stint with Wigan Athletic.

Reece is the younger brother of KeySports client and Leicester City midfielder Matty James and like his brother Reece rose through the ranks at the Manchester United Academy before spending time on loan at Carlisle United, Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town with both the latter being Championship football.

He was then snapped up by Wigan Athletic in 2015, becoming a first team regular when they won League 1 to gain promotion to the Championship. Injuries then restricted him to only a handful appearances in the following season, so signing for Sunderland brings a fresh start for our man as he looks to rediscover his early Wigan form.

We’re really pleased for you Reece, a great move to a great club that is now heading in the right direction. Be Exceptional.