Rising Star Levi Colwill Emerges as Manchester City Alternative to Gvardiol

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Chelsea defender Levi Colwill has caught the attention of top Premier League clubs after his impressive performances. The 20-year-old Englishman recently won the U21 EURO with England, further boosting his reputation. Despite interest from several clubs, Chelsea has been adamant that Colwill is not for sale. However, Manchester City sees him as a potential alternative to their primary target, Josko Gvardiol.

Levi Colwill spent last season on loan at Brighton and Hove Albion. He showcased his talents under the possession-based system of manager Roberto De Zerbi. Prior to that, he played a crucial role in Huddersfield Town’s third-place finish in the second division. These loan spells provided Colwill with regular playing time and the opportunity to develop into an excellent young center-back.

Manchester City Interested Amidst Competition for Levi Colwill

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have also expressed interest in signing Levi Colwill. However, Chelsea has made it clear that they have no intention of selling the promising defender. Mauricio Pochettino is particularly keen on Colwill and aims to utilize his skills as part of his strategy to develop homegrown players.

However, City has been cantering to Premier League titles in recent years and is determined to strengthen their squad with elite talent. While RB Leipzig’s Gvardiol remains their primary target, if a deal for him fails to materialize, City will turn their attention to Levi Colwill. The young defender’s versatility and potential make him an attractive option for the reigning Premier League champions.

Liverpool’s Confidence and Potential Deal

Liverpool, wanting to improve their fifth-place finish, sees Colwill as their top defensive target. Transfer insider Graeme Bailey confirms their strong interest, stating that Liverpool is pushing hard to sign him. They believe Colwill’s future may lie elsewhere due to Chelsea’s history of loaning out young players without giving them chances.

Bailey has also emphasized Liverpool’s confidence in signing Colwill, with the club reportedly believing they have a good chance of acquiring the defender. If Chelsea succumbs to the pressure of Liverpool’s interest, a deal for Colwill, valued by previous reports at £68 million, could be sanctioned. Liverpool’s pursuit of Colwill has gained momentum, especially as their fallback option, Perr Schuurs, seems destined for Crystal Palace.

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