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Potential transfer blow emerges for Fulham in pursuit of 19-year-old



Huddersfield Town loanee Levi Colwill will need to wait until parent club Chelsea’s future is decided before he can make a decision on his own future, as per a report from The Sun.

The 19-year-old has thrived at The John Smith’s Stadium this term, making 28 league appearances and playing a considerable part in transforming the Terriers from relegation candidates to genuine promotion chasers.

Despite his loan side missing out on automatic promotion, he still has a chance of winning them a place in the top flight with their place in the play-offs now secure and Carlos Corberan’s men guaranteed to be playing the second leg of their play-off semi-final at home.

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His progress hasn’t gone unnoticed with Premier League sides Everton, Leicester City and Southampton all thought to be monitoring his signature at this stage with the centre-back potentially taking a step up to the English top tier next season.

Colwill’s options may not be limited to just those three teams, however, with Fulham also thought to be in the mix for his signature and they will now be in a stronger position to recruit him with promotion now secured. His current loan side are also interested in recruiting him on the condition that they are promoted back to the top tier.

However, all of these teams face a challenge in their quest to land the teenager with the Blues unable to sell any players at this stage. This is due to sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich remaining at the helm.

With this, the 19-year-old looks set to be involved in the first team next year, though that could change if a takeover deal is pushed through for the Premier League giants.

The Verdict:

This takeover saga looks set to drag on for a considerable amount of time so any interested side shouldn’t be looking to bring in the 19-year-old early on in the summer if they want to pursue a permanent agreement.

In fairness, the Blues should be looking to utilise the teenager considering how good he has been for the Terriers this term and the fact they are likely to lose options at centre-back when the summer comes along.

Previously accused of not using their youth players enough in the past, they can put their academy to good use for themselves by ensuring the likes of Colwill and others get plenty of game time at Stamford Bridge.

If they can do this and remain competitive in all competitions, something that may be more likely if they utilise their squad depth and academy graduates with their schedule likely to be packed once more next season, then that’s a bonus.

However, he may not be ready to start top-tier games regularly and this is why his game time needs to be managed – because throwing him straight into the deep end could be detrimental to his confidence.

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