Liverpool make contact with Premier League player over summer switch

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Liverpool have made contact with Chelsea defender Levi Colwill over a summer move to Anfield, according to an encouraging transfer update.

The 21-year-old was seen as a strong option to join the Reds last year, with Jurgen Klopp viewing him as a player with a huge future in the game.

Instead, Colwill ended up staying put at Chelsea for at least another year, although he struggled to consistently nail down a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup.

The Englishman only ended up starting 20 out of a possible 38 Premier League matches in 2023/24, and a number of those appearances came in a left wing-back role.

Colwill may be contracted at Chelsea until the summer of 2029, with an option for an extra year, and a new report from HITC claims that Liverpool are back in for him:

“HITC understands that Liverpool have again spoken to Chelsea to enquire about the availability of one of their key players this summer. A new defensive addition as well as an attacker looks to be Liverpool’s priorities in the summer transfer window under new manager Arne Slot.”

The report also adds that a new defender will be one of the Reds’ “top targets” ahead of next season, with the Chelsea man considered a strong addition in that area of the pitch.

Our thoughts on Liverpool signing Colwill this summer…

Colwill would clearly cost Liverpool a lot of money, not only due to his contract situation but also because he is rated so highly as a young footballer, but he could be looked as a massive long-term player for Slot.

There is no reason why the one-time capped England international couldn’t be a vital player for the Reds for the next 10 years or so, and there will come a point when Virgil van Dijk’s successor at the heart of the defence needs to be found.

Chelsea are likely to want to retain Colwill’s services, especially with Thiago Silva departing and the club having to look at the future, but if the youngster sees Liverpool as a more exciting project, the Merseysiders should do all they can to snap him up.

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