Peter Reid responds to Don Hutchison remark over Crystal Palace's Reece James bid

English football manager and former international player Peter Reid attends the English Premier League football match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in Liverpool,...

James has been linked with the pair's former club, Everton, as well as Crystal Palace.

Reece James of Wigan Athletic during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Norwich City at DW Stadium on April 14, 2019 in Wigan, England.

The former Everton midfielder, Peter Reid, has insisted that the Chelsea right-back, Reece James, is worth the £25 million Crystal Palace are said to have offered.

The Independent reported earlier that Crystal Palace's approach for James, in whom Everton have also been credited with an interest, has been turned down.


That prompted another ex-Evertonian, Don Hutchison, to post on Twitter: "Crikey and people are moaning about (the) Harry Maguire fee."

But Reid, who coached James at Wigan Athletic last season and once managed Hutchison at Sunderland, replied: "Worth it I can assure you."

That forced Hutchison to concede: "(The) gaffer knows".

Crystal Palace are said to want James as a replacement for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who moved to Manchester United for a fee that was reportedly double that of their James bid.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United (R) fights for the ball with Dalbert Henrique Chagas Estevao of FC Internazionale (L) during the 2019 International Champions Cup match between...

And Everton have their own need to strengthen in the Chelsea youngster's primary position, after allowing Jonjo Kenny to join Schalke 04 on loan.

That has left just Mason Holgate and Cuco Martina - both of whom ended last season on loan at other clubs - as back-ups to Seamus Coleman.

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