Spurs enter transfer race for Leicester star

Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) /

After it emerged this week that Chelsea are apparently in talks with Leicester City over Ben Chilwell, Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race for the left-back.

Jose Mourinho sure had a tough first season at Tottenham Hotspur, maybe it was difficult acclimatizing to their new stadium. Not to mention letting big six Premier League sides, and new member Leicester City, overtake the North London club’s admirable progress from 2018/19.

Where the Portuguese really seems to have misplaced some of his meticulous managing, is at Spurs’ left-back position. Favouring 21 year-old, right footed centre-half Japhet Tanganga, impressive as he generally is, at left-back. A startling decision; especially when Ben Davies is fit and more than capable on the left.

Leicester City player targeted

The Lilywhites’ boss can end his self inflicted issues with one stroke of the pen in the transfer window. Something they are often unwilling to do. It was nearly two years before Harry Kane probably convinced them to dive back into the market, in order to keep him, too.

Signing the correct left-back is crucial for Mourinho, who won’t settle for just anyone. Subsequently a report in French sports media, carried by Leicester Mercury, states that Tottenham have Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell in their sights.

We’ve already explained how the English international would be a good fit at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, or at least seemingly move straight into a starting position. Many Foxes supporters are disappointed with the No.3’s output this season, this writer included.

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However, a bid is apparently yet to materialize from anywhere. And Spurs will reportedly have to fend off interest from Chelsea, as well. At Stamford Bridge they don’t consider either contemporary left-sided fullback adequate, with Chilwell linked for months. Which move would you recommend for the Foxes academy graduate – or should he remain on Filbert Way?