Leicester City full-back Ben Chilwell has revealed that he rejected the advances of Liverpool at the age of 17. The England international started his career as a youth player with the Foxes and decided to stay put. He also revealed that he has no regrets about the decision he made back in 2013.
Currently hailed as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League, Chilwell is being courted by Manchester City and Chelsea, who are keen on signing him next summer.
Speaking about the Liverpool move, he said,
“I was 17 at the time. My agent was the one dealing with it all, talking to Liverpool and Leicester about the situation,” Chilwell recalled to Sky Sports News. “At the time, I was trying to break into the U21 team at Leicester so I was just focused on getting into that and progressing into the first team here.”
“Definitely no regrets. When I look at how the last four or five years have gone, starting eight games now for the England team is something I’m very happy with. Leicester was the right place for me to be at the time and the older players have helped me a lot. The staff have kept me grounded. Definitely no regrets.”