Nottingham Forest are looking to build and improve their squad ahead of their long-awaited return to the Premier League, and now a reliable source has revealed a new potential transfer target for the club.
Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Nottingham Forest have made contact with Chelsea regarding a move for Levi Colwill.
Romano tweeted: “Chelsea will sign two centre backs this summer but will also make final decision on Levi Colwill, as multiple clubs are interested in signing the English centre back on a permanent deal. Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Nottingham Forest have asked for Colwill.”
There is no doubt that supporters will be excited that Forest are making moves in the transfer window in an effort to get a great squad together upon their return to the Premier League, and Colwill could be a great addition to the team following his season in the Championship with Huddersfield Town.
The 19-year-old scored two goals, contributed one assist and created two big chances over his 29 Championship appearances last term, as well as making an average of 1.8 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 4.1 clearances per game, in addition to winning the majority of his duels combined (65%) and successful in completing the large majority of his dribble attempts too (76%).
Colwill’s efforts contributed to the Yorkshire club’s achievement in making it to the Championship play-off finals this summer, but they fell just short – ironically missing out on promotion to the first tier to none other than Nottingham Forest.
The Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan gave the young defender huge praise in an interview last season (via Yorkshire Post):
“I think he’s going to be one of the most important centre-backs for this country in the future. I am seeing a player with a lot of potential and a lot of personality.”
Steve Cooper will surely be hoping that if Forest can sign Colwill this summer that he will be able to bring his talent and solid performances into the Premier League next season and continue to develop his game at a higher level with regular minutes in the top flight.
With that being said, the signing of Colwill would be a major coup for Forest and would give them the opportunity to not only develop a promising young talent but also sign a high-quality player who could put them in a great position to maintain their top-flight season for years to come.