Leicester’s pricetag for Ben Chilwell may scare away clubs

Brendan Rodgers, Ben Chilwell, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers, Ben Chilwell, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Ben Chilwell’s pricetag has apparently been revealed – it’s very high indeed. Leicester City might want to lower the estimate or risk scaring away possible suitors.

Obviously our readership will have heard the constant rumours concerning Ben Chilwell’s Leicester City future. You’ve probably even read our thoughts and feelings on the situation. Therefore Foxes of Leicester won’t bore you with covering formerly discussed scenarios.

We will, however, just explain that the main clubs linked with a move for the left-back are Chelsea, Manchester City and now, newest of all, Tottenham Hotspur. All three of those ‘big six’ sides seem to have an issue with their left-sided fullbacks.

Pep Guardiola in particularly seems to get through them like he gets through trophies. While Jose Mourinho used a quality yet inexperienced 21 year-old centre-half in that position for the majority of the season. Therefore Spurs’ problems seem most needing of a specialist incoming transfer.

Ben Chilwell’s Leicester City pricetag

Although, the previously mentioned elite Premier League outfits may be slightly less interested presently than they were previously. Partly due to Chilwell’s dramatic dip in form in 2019/20, naturally.

Additionally there is the small, or rather astronomical, pricetag attributed to the defender. According to Express Sport the Foxes value their player around the same figure as they sold centre-back Harry Maguire to Manchester United for.

United were thought to have paid about £80 million for Maguire last year, a fee that seems high but is actually realistic. Or relative in the contemporary inflated transfer market. Subsequently he has become the Red Devils’ captain.

light. More. Spurs want Chilwell, too

Now, anything north of £50m or so feels a bit expensive for the current Fox; in fact some recruiters might be reluctant to pay even that suggested amount. Don’t get me wrong: Chilwell is a decent character, solid team-mate and great player – but it appears that it’s time to ‘cash in’. Leicester shouldn’t scare away possible suitors with an exorbitant valuation.