Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell has put pen to paper on a new contract that ensures he will be a Fox through June of 2024. Terms were not disclosed, nor was any information regarding a release clause (or a lack thereof). Chilwell joins a host of other City stars who have committed their futures to City over the last 3 months, joining Harry Maguire, Wilfred Ndidi, Kasper Schmeichel, and Jamie Vardy.
Delighted to sign a new long-term contract with @LCFC. I want to thank the owner, the manager, my teammates, the backroom staff, my family and the fans for their incredible support. I am really excited to continue my journey at this great club. Onwards and upwards. pic.twitter.com/bDr2XpRbGj— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) October 20, 2018
Blue suits you mate, but I think you might be taking it a little far. Also, what’s up with the horns on the shadow of your head?
The former...well, normally, we mention a player’s former club at this point, but Chilwell has been with Leicester since he joined the academy at age 12 in 2009. To put that into perspective, if he stays with City for the duration of the contract, he will have spent more than half of his life with Leicester.
His meteoric rise from academy player to the senior squad to starting for an England side that defeated Spain last week should be familiar has been well-documented, but it there was always the nagging feeling that the lack of first-team opportunities over the last couple of years would tempt him to find another club. It was only when manager Claude Puel installed him as the first-choice left back that the rumours of the Milton Keynes native were finally put to rest.
Leicester City are stockpiling an impressive array of young talent that will only get better over the next several years. This is great news for everyone involved provided you don’t count Liverpool and Spurs as “involved”. As of today, they most certainly are not.