Don’t bank on it. I noticed a comment yesterday under his transfer story in The Telegraph, a Chelsea fan noting that it was “slightly concerning that so many Leicester fans appear to be unbothered by his potential departure.”, and a Leicester fan saying “Great going forward, semi-liability defending. I’ll take the money quoted thanks very much…”
I agree. He showed a lot of promise when he made his way into the first team but I’ve seen too many below par displays from him to rate him as a must-keep. Maybe Lamps can improve his game and being surrounded by better players at Chelsea will raise his own level of expectation, but I don’t think his departure will be a massive blow to Leicester. Much like Maguire leaving last year for an astonishing fee didn’t cause much of a problem. Let’s not forget too that last summer and the season before that when he wasn’t so well established, Chilwell was angling for a move away to a bigger club. Liverpool was his preferred target then. Good luck to him, and let’s hope it works out for better for him than Drinkwater’s move to Chelsea did.
In the meantime like the guy above, £50m or thereabouts will do nicely thank you.