Chelsea defender Levi Colwill will be the subject of bids from a “host of European and Premier League clubs” this summer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist claims that the teenager has impressed scouts after his eye-catching loan spell at Huddersfield Town this season:
Chelsea will receive proposals in the summer for Levi Colwill after his impressive season on loan at Huddersfield – his current Chelsea deal expires in June 2025. 🏴 #CFC
Host of European and Premier League clubs lining up a summer transfer for talented English defender. pic.twitter.com/PjIWwBE0bT
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 9, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are confident that the Blues will bat away bids for Colwill, with the player having a very bright future ahead of him:
There’s no way we sell him. Levi will be the best centre back in the world one day… just wait.
— Chelsea Loan Army (@ChelseaLoanArmy) April 9, 2022
Don’t matter, he won’t be sold.
— B I G D U M S 🦍 (@KeneUzumaki) April 9, 2022
Going nowhere pic.twitter.com/7ddZdVNaCO
— Will (@willreyner) April 9, 2022
Not selling EVER!
— Neil Robertson (@nr147) April 9, 2022
Who do they think they are? Hes the most rated defender from our academy he litterally walks into our first team next season.
— Boehly’s London Blues Super Soccer Franchise Team (@VOVCFC) April 9, 2022
They can line up but we need future stars like him and sell our dead wood
— Rasen – #WORLDCHAMPS 😭 (@RasenRendanX) April 9, 2022
Nah we’re good. He needs to stay
— Kamal ⭐️⭐️ #NoToRicketts (@LumpOfCFC) April 9, 2022
It will be interesting to see where Colwill fits into manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans in the summer. The club could lose at least two centre-backs in Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger so there could be room for the 19-year-old to make his mark.
Tuchel has shown with Trevoh Chalobah that he is willing to give academy stars their chance but, as we saw with Marc Guehi and Tino Livramento, it doesn’t always work that way.
With new owners likely to show their intent by splashing the cash on new signings, there is always the danger that Colwill will be swept aside but his exceptional talent may help him make the breakthrough.