Rodgers opens up on possible Arsenal deal for impressing £40m rated defender Chilwell
Brendan Rodgers is ready to fight to keep Arsenal target Ben Chilwell at Leicester after finally getting to work with him.
Chilwell has been in sparkling form for Leicester this season and has been one of the surprise packages of the premier League, but his performances are alerting a number of the big sides to his potential, with the media speculating that there will be a summer move made.
One club that are interested in a possible deal is that of Arsenal, with Gunners boss Unai Emery looking to improve the back-line in the summer transfer window after seeing his defence cost the club a chance of a domestic trophy and a possible Champions League spot.
However, former Liverpool boss Rodgers does not want to give up without a fight and will do all he can to keep Chilwell at the club in the summer transfer window, telling the Sky Sports website: “I’m just in the door and I can see he’s a huge talent, I tried to take him to Liverpool when I was there.
“So I know how good he is, he wasn’t in the first team though. But I’m pretty relaxed about it.
“He’s a wonderful young player, he’s still got a lot to learn in his game. He really enjoys being here, we’ll see how it pans out but he’s certainly one we don’t want to lose.”
Here is what we think on Chilwell.
Chilwell has been in brilliant form for Leicester this season and it is easy to see just why he is being tipped for a bigger move in the summer, but with some many clubs chasing his services he needs to make the right decision as it could cost him his future.
The Emirates would probably be the best move for him if he leaves Leicester, as the Gunners are in need of adding a long-term left-back to the side.