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Southampton: Alex Crook drops Levi Colwill update

Southampton are plotting a move for highly-rated Chelsea defender Levi Colwill this summer and a journalist has dropped a huge update on their interest.

What’s the latest?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook said: “He’s got a lot of interest. Southampton, Bournemouth, Brighton as well down on the south coast, they’d all take him.”

The update comes after Fabrizio Romano said that it was “likely” the player would leave on a permanent deal in this window with the Blues prioritising signing three new centre-backs.

However, Saints will face a battle for his signature with the fellow south coast clubs also willing to try their best to persuade Colwill to move.

Supporters will be buzzing

It’s no surprise that supporters at St Mary’s will be buzzing to hear the news of their interest given the recent success the club has had in signing players who have come through Chelsea’s famed Cobham academy.

All the signs point toward Colwill repeating that trend too after a successful loan spell in the Championship with Huddersfield Town last season where he produced some good performances.

Should Colwill leave Chelsea?

Yes

Yes

No

No

The 19-year-old made 32 appearances for the Terriers in 2021/22 and was key in helping them reach the play-off final. It ended in defeat with Colwill scoring an own-goal on the day, but everyone makes mistakes and it will be a moment he will surely learn from.

When you look at his statistics you can see just how much he impressed, averaging 1.8 tackles per game and winning 65% of his total duels overall.

He certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed and has been described as a “rising talent” by the Athletic’s Simon Johnson.

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Colwill has also earned praise from his teammates at Huddersfield, with midfielder Lewis O’Brien saying he’s “going to have a fantastic career ahead of him at the highest level.

He’s also been capped twice at U21 level for England despite having never made a top-flight appearance.

Given his impressive displays last season it’s clear he’s ready to step up to the Premier League, it’s unlikely he will get that opportunity at Stamford Bridge, so we think he should make the move elsewhere in order to push on.

AND in other news: Saints can land big Broja upgrade with bid for £10m dynamo, he’d be a “great signing”

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