Liverpool’s interest in acquiring Chelsea centre-back Levi Colwill persists, even though the defender recently committed to a new long-term deal in the summer.
During the previous transfer window, Jurgen Klopp’s side actively sought a centre-back, with Colwill emerging as one of their primary targets.
Despite initial optimism that Liverpool could secure Colwill’s signature, the defender opted to prolong his tenure at Stamford Bridge.
Although Liverpool prioritized a midfield overhaul in the summer and has yet to reinforce its options at centre-back, the club’s interest in the 20-year-old Colwill reportedly remains strong.
Despite Colwill’s prominent role at Chelsea this season, talkSPORT claims that Liverpool continue to pursue the talented defender.
Liverpool Maintain Interest in Colwill
TalkSPORT has revealed that Liverpool remains keen on acquiring Colwill, persisting with their interest that began during the summer transfer window.
Despite inking a new deal, Chelsea may find themselves compelled to offload some of their academy talents due to the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.
There have been indications that Conor Gallagher, another pivotal player this season, could be subject to offers, adding to the potential outgoing talent from Chelsea.
It is noteworthy that Colwill was open to leaving Stamford Bridge over the summer, but Mauricio Pochettino secured his commitment by assuring him a significant role in the team.
Colwill’s predominant position this season has been at left-back, a shift from his central defense role at Brighton in the previous season.
The Englishman has earned acclaim for his standout performances in the top flight of English football, being hailed as an ‘amazing‘ talent.
Rio Ferdinand, in October, praised Colwill, expressing confidence that the youngster possesses ‘everything’ to become a top defender”.
“I see him as the England centre-half in waiting because I think he’s got everything,” the Manchester United legend told Rising Ballers.
“I see him at Brighton, composure, asked to play a different way, adapted straight away. As long as he stays on it, his mindset stays strong, works at his game still, I think he’s got a huge opportunity.”
It might require a substantial sum for Liverpool to entice Chelsea into parting ways with Colwill. While he could prove valuable for the Reds in the future, there are potentially more cost-effective alternatives available.
Despite this, if Chelsea signals a readiness to transfer Colwill, Liverpool are sure to join the numerous clubs expressing interest in securing the defender.
Klopp faces a shortage of high-quality depth in the center-back position and could benefit from adding at least one more player to the roster. Colwill’s versatility to play at left-back would further enhance Liverpool’s squad.
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