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 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 Joe.co.uk, 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.”
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.