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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 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.”

– 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.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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