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Tottenham Hotspur move for Ben Chilwell would have Jurgen Klopp’s backing

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Tottenham Hotspur move for Ben Chilwell would have Jurgen Klopp’s backing

The Liverpool boss is a big fan of the Tottenham target.

It has been a good week for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell. Not only did he win his first England cap last night, but he has been linked with a big 2019 summer move.

According to the Telegraph, the left-back has become a top transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs are looking for long-term replacements for Danny Rose and Chilwell has jumped to the front of the queue.

He is certainly a player with pedigree. Mauricio Pochettino clearly sees a lot of potential in the defender and he is not the only Premier League manager who is a fan.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood training ground on September 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool have long been keen on Chilwell. Jurgen Klopp is known to be a massive supporter of the youngster, even heaping praise on him last month before Liverpool met the Foxes.

In the 2016 summer transfer window, it is reported that Liverpool even made a move for Chilwell. As reported by, Liverpool boss Klopp wanted Chilwell that summer. However, a £10 million asking price was too much for a player who had barely played for Leicester’s first-team.


“Leicester will be different. The midfield is really strong. Looks good, defensively line played together for a while. Chilwell massive player for them. Great future, looks big talent, is a good player.”

– Jurgen Klopp discusses Ben Chilwell

Tottenham would now have to pay a lot more than £10 million for the left-back. But if Pochettino believes he is the right man for the left-back role then he should be ready to match the asking price in place for his services.

It will certainly have Klopp’s approval.

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