Ben Chilwell has reportedly told Leicester City he is ready to quit the club and complete a move to Chelsea this summer. The 23-year-old has been with the club for over a decade and he has a contract until the summer of 2024. Despite his love for the Foxes, Chilwell is determined to secure a move to Chelsea.
Mirror Sport reports that Leicester missing out on the Champions League is not the main reason for Chilwell’s transfer request. The England full-back wants to develop himself in the top of European football and is believed to be excited about the developments at Chelsea after they signed Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) and Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).
The fullback believes that playing for Chelsea will also help him nail down the left-back spot in the national team into next year’s rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament. Chilwell is fighting Luke Shaw for the position at the national team and the Leicester defender feels that playing for a big team like Chelsea would aid him to win the first choice pick.
While his decision to move to Chelsea will be a blow for Leicester City, it would not be a big surprise for the club. Head coach Brendan Rodgers is aware that his players will always attract the attention of the big teams as Leicester also lost captain Harry Maguire last summer in a world-record €90m transfer to Manchester United.