Can’t stop, won’t stop. After the Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva deals were reportedly agreed yesterday, here comes Chelsea’s next big number: £50m for Ben Chilwell.
According to the Telegraph’s John Percy, the transfer has been agreed and Chilwell’s set to sign a 5-year contract with the Blues, with an announcement expected this week. It’s going to be a busy week!
Update on Ben Chilwell and Chelsea. £50m deal agreed with #lcfc and Chelsea have no long-term concerns with the heel injury, so the move should be completed in the next 3 days. Chilwell will sign a five-year contract #cfc— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 25, 2020
Chilwell’s season was cut short by a heel injury, which ruled him out of Leicester’s last five games. The 23-year-old left back was reportedly seeing a specialist to assess the damage, but it sounds like Chelsea are not concerned by this. It’s expected that the injury will keep him out for the first couple weeks but not much longer.
Considering that Leicester City were hoping to collect £80m, Granovskaia getting it done at £50m sounds like a win. It’s still a hefty amount to spend on a defender, but outside back is an increasingly crucial position in the modern game, and Chilwell should have us well set for the foreseeable future.