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Tottenham Hotspur Keeping A Keen Eye On This Chelsea Defender: Should Ange Snap Him Up?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, The Evening Standard stated that Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a keen eye on Chelsea defender Levi Colwill this summer. It has been mentioned that Spurs are hoping to land the English centre-back in this ongoing transfer window.

Colwill’s Impressive Loan Spell At Brighton

Colwill had a decent loan spell at Brighton last season when he managed to put in a few solid displays at the heart of their backline. The 20-year-old made 22 appearances for the Seagulls in the previous campaign, picking up a couple of assists in all competitions.

The English talent caught the eye at times on the defensive third of the field as he averaged 0.5 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 2.2 clearances per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He was even excellent when distributing the ball from the back after completing 88.6% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

His current deal at his parent club Chelsea will run out in the summer of 2025. Therefore, Spurs would do well to lure him to North London in this off-season.

Levi Colwill
KUTAISI, GEORGIA – JULY 02: Levi Colwill of England runs ahead of Ze Carlos of Portugal during the UEFA Under-21 Euro 2023 Quarter Final match between England and Portugal at Shengelia Arena on July 02, 2023 in Kutaisi, Georgia. (Photo by Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images)

Should Tottenham Hotspur Boss Angelos Postecoglu Snap Colwill Up This Summer?

Colwill is a good tackler of the ball and can make a few timely interceptions for his side inside his half. He usually clears his lines when the opposition are on the offensive. The English starlet excels at playing his way out from the back. He mainly functions as a central defender but can also operate as a left-back if asked to do so.

However, Colwill is still quite raw and would need time to establish himself as a top performer at the highest level. Still, there is no denying that he has the potential to become a world-class defender someday.

At 20, Colwill has got a very bright future ahead in English football. He is already good enough to challenge for a regular spot in Tottenham head coach Angelos Postecoglu’s first XI. He might even help Spurs compete for some major trophies over the next decade.

With all things considered, Colwill will be an excellent, long-term acquisition for the North London club this summer, so Postecoglu should focus on going all out to snap him up before the end of this transfer window.

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