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Levi Colwill transfer being considered by Spurs

The talented Englishman has been dubbed the “next Rio Ferdinand”…

Tottenham Hotspur are apparently keeping their options open in order to strengthen their backline, with manager Ange Postecoglou appearing to have discovered a worthy replacement for Wolsburg’s Micky van de Ven.

What are the most recent Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors?
According to various reports, the Lilywhites are interested in signing Van de Ven, as well as fellow Bundesliga star Edmond Tapsoba, in their search for a new centre-back, with the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, and Japhet Tangana all on their way.

Levi Colwill
Levi Colwill

According to the Evening Standard’s Nizaar Kinsella, the north Londoners have now joined the competition for Chelsea teenager Levi Colwill, with Liverpool and Manchester City also reportedly interested in the England youth star.
While the Blues are reportedly unwilling to move the 20-year-old and have even offered him a new long-term contract, the youngster has been reluctant to sign a contract so far due to apparent fears over his game time at Stamford Bridge.

 

That fact may provide Spurs an opportunity to strike, however any deal is expected to cost more than the £40 million bid made by Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this summer, following the defender’s excellent loan spell with the Seagulls last season.

Who exactly is Levi Colwill?
Following his breakout season on the south coast last season, the 6 foot 2 behemoth has placed himself on the radar of the Premier League’s finest teams, with the Southampton-born phenomenon making 17 league appearances as Roberto De Zerbi’s side secured a Europa League ticket.

The left-footed gem, who had spent the previous season on loan at Huddersfield Town in the second division, also drew attention owing to his outstanding performances during England’s recent U21 European Championship success, starting five of the Three Lions’ six games in the campaign.

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Described as a player with “immense potential” by talent scout Jacek Kulig during that tournament run, the exquisite ace was part of a backline that didn’t allow a single goal, while also demonstrating his class by winning an astounding 83% of his aerial duels and 71% of his total duels.

Colwill was picked one of six England players in the tournament team, exemplifying what a “Rolls-Royce” he is at the back, according to Kulig, thanks to his outstanding play.

That phrase has also been used by analyst Anton Ferdinand, who stated that the Chelsea ace had “similar attributes” to his brother, Rio, before going on to say:

“He’s very good on the ball, very calm and collected on the ball.” He’s forceful with his passes and can initiate assaults, so as a modern-day centre-back, he has everything he needs to return to the top.”

To be compared to the Manchester United icon is a high compliment indeed, with the now-retired ace having won six league titles during his time at Old Trafford, as well as being crowned the Premier League’s finest ever defender by Liverpool colossus, Virgil van Dijk.

A alumnus of a London-based academy, like Colwill, the one-time West Ham youth star was similarly known for his calmness and comfort while playing out from the back, with his inclusion in the Premier League’s Hall of Fame indicating his longevity and talent.

It would be a dream situation for Postecoglou to be able to unearth the next Ferdinand with the purchase of Colwill, with the goal now being to accomplish the unimaginable and steal the developing superstar from under Mauricio Pochettino‘s nose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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