Huddersfield Town have had some talented loanees pass through the club over the years, but they may have taken on the most promising one yet in Levi Colwill.
That is despite Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe featuring for the Terriers in 2020 and they’ve managed to get their hands on 18-year-old Colwill, who despite only being 17 for much of last season was a regular in Chelsea’s under-23’s side.
A loan to the Yorkshire club though for the duration of this campaign is Colwill’s first taste of senior football and he’s so far played every minute of all five league and cup games that the Terriers have competed in so far.
Colwill has also shown his versatility by not only playing as a centre-back which is his natural position, but also as a left-back in the heavy defeat to Fulham.
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A defender he may be but Colwill showed his instinct at the other end of the pitch on Saturday by tapping in Huddersfield’s winning goal against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane to send the travelling fans into raptures.
Even though he has only been at the club for a short amount of time, Colwill has a big fan in Terriers head coach Carlos Corberan, who believes the teenager is going to the very top.
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"To play with that maturity is incredible, the future is bright for him.
"He has everything to play for, he'll be a big player."#htafc
— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) August 23, 2021
It’s clear that Huddersfield are trusted with nurturing big club’s young talents as has been shown over the past few years, and Colwill is another who looks likely to make a big impact.
You’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise after he was part of a defence that shipped five goals against Fulham, however he picked himself up to keep a clean sheet against Preston North End and then scored the winner against Sheffield United.
Like most players that come through the Chelsea academy, Colwill is very athletic and is very comfortable with the ball at his feet, and that is important for the way that Corberan wants to play.
The Spaniard is clearly a massive fan of the 18-year-old and he’s only going to get better and better with the more senior experience he gets, and like Marc Guehi has done after his spells with Swansea City he could be a Premier League player in waiting.