Premier league news Matthijs de Ligt £60m transfer update could see Chelsea face Levi Colwill issue Last spor news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Blues are reportedly keen on signing Matthijs de Ligt, and whilst this transfer has many positives, the negative for Levi Colwill's future could be a deciding factor
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! According to reports, Matteijs de Ligt is close to officially becoming a Chelsea player after handing Juventus a transfer request. The Blues are willing to invest around £60 million for the Dutch international as they hunt to fill their centre-back void. It's no secret that Chelsea are scouring the market to find Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen's replacements. Having lost the duo in one summer, finding the right fit in a squad that needs a complete rebuild is difficult. Todd Boehly has reportedly granted £200 million towards Thomas Tuchel's squad overhaul, but some concerns must be addressed. In a squad that has successfully invested so much into their Cobham graduates, what happens to some of them if De Ligt comes in? Coupled with Jules Kounde, who Chelsea are also reportedly close to signing, De Ligt will want a starting role in the Chelsea squad. There are positives and negatives in signing such experienced young talents. The positives may outweigh the negatives in the long run, but Chelsea fans may need to brace themselves for a tricky harsh reality. READ MORE: Matthijs de Ligt hands in 'transfer request' as Chelsea battle Man Utd for Jules Kounde partner Having broken into the first-team squad last season, Trevoh Chalobah has made an impressive debut. The 22-year-old was granted the trust of Tuchel and featured in Chelsea's season 31 times. He is growing into a rounded centre-back, and it would be great to see more of him in the upcoming season. Levi Colwill is another young prospect who has written his name in the lights, especially during his loan spell to Huddersfield. He is held in high regard amongst the Chelsea fan base and should find himself a place in the Chelsea squad sooner than later. There is so much potential between the two youngsters, and it is hard to ignore. As Chelsea look to strengthen their back line, it is imperative that they consider the futures of those that they already have. Colwill may not be experienced enough to take on the challenge that comes with playing for such a big club with massive expectations, but someday he will be, and how will the de Ligt signing have an effect? A 22-yea-old de Ligt has an enviable amount of experience.
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. In 2019, he captained his team Ajax in a Champions League knockout match, becoming the youngest ever player to do so. His do-or-die style to his game fills the void left by Rudiger. Though he would be an undoubtedly strong addition to the squad, what then happens to 19-year-old Levi Colwill? The fact is that soon enough, he will want first-team football and a guarantee to play weekly. It's a demand from several academy prospects in the past who had chosen to move on from the club instead as a consequence. A three-year age gap means that soon enough, the pair would be battling it out for that left-side centre-back position which is not a bad thing, but it is a gamble. Chelsea fans look to their academy graduates like Marc Guehi and Tino Livramento and think they would have done so well if the Blues had taken a gamble with them. Right now, I think Tuchel would have benefitted more with these players on his squad today. Kalidou Koulibaly comes to mind as another option for the Blues to explore. The 29-year-old holds levels of experience and would be largely helpful in training with Colwill as he continues to learn and grow in the game. Unlike de Ligt, it's more likely that Koulibaly would end up seeing more of the bench as he travels into his 30s, leaving Colwill a spot to slide into. It's about making life easier for our youth more than anything. As fans, we know what they are capable of and what kind of impact they could have in the future - they just need the opportunity. To be fair, there are other ways to fit Colwill into the squad if Chelsea does opt-in for Matthijs de Ligt. Not to worry, the dutchman has experience playing in the centre of a back three. His dominance and intelligence in that era will come in handy with Thiago Silva set to leave the club next summer. READ NEXT:
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