Danny Rose comments on reported Tottenham Hotspur target Ben Chilwell

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur have been said to be keen to sign Leicester City's Ben Chilwell.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has told the Daily Mirror that he is a massive fan of Ben Chilwell.

Rose and Chilwell are competing for the left-back both for England, and the Tottenham defender has been impressed by his Leicester City counter-part’s ability while away on international duty.

“Me and Chilly have to do everything to help each other and help the team,” Rose said.

“If I play I don’t think it’s going to be a disadvantage and if Chilly plays it’s not going to be a disadvantage for the team.

 

“We both offer great qualities and I’m a massive fan of Chilly’s. I’ve got two of his shirts at my house and one hung up on my wall.”

Rose started England’s last game against Bulgaria, as Chilwell has missed the season so far with injury.

Whether Rose will retain the shirt when the Leicester man returns to fitness remains to be seen, as his form at Spurs this season hasn’t been particularly impressive.

Rose has struggled in Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with Tottenham’s defence being shaky.

Chilwell has actually been linked with a move to Tottenham in recent times, with Mauricio Pochettino thought to be a big admirer.

Ben Chilwell of Leicester in action during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

The Telegraph claim that Tottenham were tracking Chilwell, with Pochettino thought to want to strengthen in both full-back positions.

Whether Spurs would be able to afford Chilwell, who is valued at over £75 million by Leicester now (Telegraph), is questionable.

But if Chilwell was to move to Spurs it is clear that he would be a great signing for Pochettino’s side and could enhance their defensive quality for years to come.

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