Brendan Rodgers relaxed over Ben Chilwell’s Leicester future

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

During Thursday’s press conference ahead of Watford versus Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers said he’s relaxed about transfer rumours concerning Ben Chilwell.

Ben Chilwell will be a Leicester City player until 2019/20 is finished. That much we do know. Brendan Rodgers confirmed as much a few weeks ago by saying all players will more than likely, hopefully, be retained until the season is completed.

Speculation will continue to be rife, as Chilwell may well depart by next campaign. Though we are also aware of those other annoying and occasionally optimistic and silly rumours; yet some, a minority of hearsay as always, will actually be realised.

Brendan Rodgers talks Ben Chilwell

During the Watford versus Leicester City pre-match presser, the Northern Irish gaffer was asked about his left-back’s status. Rodgers said this:

"“There’s no need to comment on it so much now. He’s come back and looks fantastic. He’s refreshed, and in the games he’s looked exceptional. We’re relaxed on it. It’s a sequence the club are used to. When you have talented players, they will always make the headlines.“Where it’s at, he’s very driven to help us achieve what we want to this season.”Via: Leicester Mercury"

It’s fairly clear to Foxes of Leicester that City’s manager is becoming slightly bored with being asked about the 23-year-old. Obviously coronavirus will have extended the duration of uncertainty even further.

Leicester City news

Also on Thursday, Leicester City Football Club announced the re-signing of Wes Morgan, Christian Fuchs and Eldin Jakupovic with one-year extensions on their current deals. The three new contracts will end in 2021.

Andy King, a fantastic midfielder who won League One, the Championship and the English top-flight as a Fox, has also announced his departure form the King Power club for the end of the current term. He’s on loan at Huddersfield Town, presently.

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The other main football news is the successful return of the Premier League – barring inadequate goal-line technology or an observant enough referee – as Aston Villa and Sheffield United drew. Then Manchester City swept aside Arsenal. Friday sees more premiership action; while Leicester don’t play until Saturday, against the Hornets.