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Crystal Palace: Fabrizio Romano shares Levi Colwill transfer news

Crystal Palace: Fabrizio Romano shares Levi Colwill transfer news -Crystal Palace News

Crystal Palace have enquired about Chelsea centre-back Levi Colwill, according to Fabrizio Romano

The lowdown

The Eagles officially made their first signing of the summer over the weekend, landing 18-year-old winger Malcolm Ebiowei from Derby County. They have also reached an agreement with goalkeeper Sam Johnstone ahead of the expiry of his West Brom contract.

Colwill spent the 2021/22 season on loan with Huddersfield Town in the second tier and has now returned to Stamford Bridge.

The two London clubs did business last summer, with Conor Gallagher moving to Selhurst Park on loan at Marc Guehi joining permanently from Stamford Bridge.

The latest

Romano has said that Chelsea will make a ‘final decision’ on Colwill amid interest from ‘multiple clubs’.

The Blues are expected to sign two centre-backs this summer after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Crystal Palace are one of four Premier League outfits who ‘have asked for Colwill’, along with Brighton, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest. Those clubs are thought to be pursuing ‘a permanent deal’ rather than a loan move for the 19-year-old.

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The verdict

Palace have clearly been encouraged by the success of Guehi in his first season with the Eagles.

The youngster performed so well that he won The Athletic’s Rookie of the Year Award, scooping more than 25% of the vote, and Colwill also looks equipped to thrive in the top flight.

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Even though he is only a teenager, he started 26 league games for a Terriers side which chased promotion and narrowly lost out to Forest in the Championship play-off final.

He won 66% of his ground duels – the second-best record in the division among under-21 defenders with at least five appearances – and 64% of his aerial battles.

Excitingly for Palace fans, he has been dubbed ‘the new John Terry’ – a fine endorsement considering the Chelsea legend’s standing in the game.


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