Southampton reports have now been backed by talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, as the club eye a move for Chelsea’s rising star Levi Colwill.
The Lowdown: Southampton make moves…
The Saints have had a busy start to the summer transfer window as Ralph Hasenhuttl sees a host of promising starlets make the move to St Mary’s.
Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has signed from Manchester City, while promising German defender Armel Bella-Kotchap has joined from VfL Bochum.
The Latest: Crook makes Colwill claim…
Backing other reports, Crook has now made a Saints transfer claim involving Chelsea defender Colwill, as Hasenhuttl eyes even more moves this summer.
The talksSPORT reporter explained (via Twitter): “Definite interest from #SaintsFC in Southampton-born centre-back Levi Colwill. Fits their recruitment profile and likely to be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge once #CFC have recruited a couple of defenders.”
The Verdict: Make the move…
Provided that Chelsea sign new defenders, a move for Colwill could prove hugely beneficial to Southampton and Hasenhuttl.
The 19-year-old sensation enjoyed an absolutely stellar spell on loan at Huddersfield last season, playing an integral role in their run to the Championship play-Off final as he started 28 league matches.
Would Colwill be a good signing for Southampton?
As per WhoScored, Colwill finished the 2021/22 campaign as one of the Yorkshire club’s top four performers by average match rating, having even made a colossal 4.3 clearances per 90 minutes.
The teenager also won more aerial duels per game than any Terriers player except Tom Lees, leaving little wonder as to why journalists like Steven Chicken raved over his ‘sensational’ and ‘flawless’ time at the John Smith’s Stadium (via Chelsea Loan Army).
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