Inside the walls of the Blue Castle, the transfer market is progressing perfectly, after strengthening the offensive line, the turn is now on defense, specifically the left back. Here we are talking about Chelsea and getting close to Ben Chilwell.
The reliable network The Athletic revealed that Chelsea were close to signing Ben Chilwell, left-back Leicester City.
Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s coach, put Ben Chilwell as the first option in order to strengthen the left-back position, and indeed his club came close to concluding the agreement with Leicester, According to The Athletic.
The deal is valued at between 45-50 million pounds, according to the authoritative report.
Ben Chilwell underwent medical examinations recently, with the knowledge of Chelsea, in order to find out the extent of the development of his injury, which he missed for the end of the season.
The injury of the Leicester back, who is approaching Chelsea, will make him miss for 3 weeks from now, but that will not be an obstacle to the completion of the deal.
The 23-year-old English full-back began his football career with the Leicester team and progressed with the youth teams until he reached the first team.
Chilwell was on loan for a short time with Huddersfield, before returning and starting his career with Leicester.
Chilwell participated in 123 games for Leicester’s first team, scoring 4 goals and 12 assists.
The left-back was a headache in Lampard’s head, as duo Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmeri did not give him the plea to keep playing in the Frank formation.
Lampard had to change captain Cesar Azpilicueta to play as a left back in several matches before the end of the season, a position that Cesar has not played since Jose Mourinho’s second term with the Blues.
Frank used Obelicueta, as well as escalating young Reese James to try to find a solution to the left-back crisis. Reese did well but at the end of the day he was still a young boy.
And to solve Lampard’s headache, the blues turned to Chilwell, so would it be the desired reliever for Frank’s pain?