Everton are in a vulnerable position after getting tied up in a relegation battle that could see the club drop out of the Premier League for the first time ever, however, this hasn’t stopped Lampard from eyeing up opportunities to strengthen his squad this summer.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Everton have expressed an interest in Huddersfield Town player and Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill as a potential signing this summer.
However, the Italian journalist goes on to suggest that the Merseyside club will face big competition from other Premier League sides, with Leicester City and Southampton also named interested parties.
The 19-year-old defender has been making a name for himself during his loan spell at the John Smith’s Stadium, playing a crucial part in Huddersfield Town’s fantastic season that has seen them earn a comfortable spot in the top six, keeping the dreams of Premier League promotion alive with a huge chance of sealing a play-off spot.
And Colwill, who has been tipped to go to “the top” by Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan, is the third-highest rated player in the Terriers’ squad, for good reason – with the youngster winning an average of 64% of his duels, being successful with 75% of his dribbles and making 4.2 clearances, 1.8 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per game.
Indeed, the Chelsea academy graduate has been shades of the Everton boss’ former teammate John Terry following his performances and progress at centre-back in West Yorkshire, as well as his time in the Chelsea youth setup, with his resilience, aggressive style of play and leading presence in the back-line emulating that of his self-confessed inspiration.
The Toffees could have an advantage in their pursuit for the youngster due to Frank Lampard’s close connection with Chelsea as a result of his legendary status earned at the club throughout his playing career, so, if the London club did see themselves in a position to sell Colwill this summer, there would be a great chance for the 43-year-old to secure his signature over any competitor.
Everton will surely be looking to strengthen their defensive line next season and with Lampard’s experience in turning Chelsea youth players into superstars – after giving both Mason Mount and Reece James their Premier League debuts – a move to work under the former Premier League midfielder and Chelsea legend will be an extremely attractive prospect for Colwill.