As reported by the British newspaper Times, the Manchester City He is interested in incorporating a left back who can occupy the place that Joao Cancelo vacated in this winter market and one of his main objectives, in case the Portuguese does not return, is Ben Chilwell.
Joao Cancelo, despite going on loan until the end of the season, has a purchase option clause in his contract that could activate Bayern Munich for 70 million euros. If his permanent departure is confirmed, the citizen team will be forced to incorporate a winger who can fill his role on the squad.
Ben Chilwell, Manchester City’s target to replace Joao Cancelo
Pep Guardiola has Kyle Walker and Rico Lewis on the right flank, but he only has Sergio Gómez on the left flank, so he wants to add one more piece in that position to the rotation. And the name of Ben Chilwell is the one he likes the most.
The 26-year-old Englishman has been one of Chelsea’s most important players since his arrival but injuries have kept him off the pitch for a long time. His contract ends in the summer of 2025 and his price is around 50 million euros, the same figure that Chelsea paid at the time when they took over his services in the summer of 2020 from Leicester City.
Pep Guardiola has given the go-ahead for his incorporation due to his technical quality and ability to make a difference in the first passes.