Plenty of Premier League clubs have been linked with Levi Colwill after his fine loan spell at Huddersfield, with Nottingham Forest planning a move for the 19-year-old should he see his future away from Stamford Bridge.
Steve Cooper would be delighted to capture the £5k-per-week defender who already has experience playing in a back three, as he was instrumental in the Terriers’ run to the play-off final.
To place the classy character next to a true leader like Joe Worrall could also prove to be a stroke of genius, and the two could strike a brilliant partnership that could fire Forest to first-season safety.
Should Nottingham Forest sign Levi Colwill?
Across the season, his form earned him an average SofaScore rating of 7.10. Possessing huge reliability wrapped in pure quality, he would marry well with Worrall, who earned a similar 7.07 SofaScore rating.
The stand-in Forest captain does boast slightly better defensive stats, with 1.8 interceptions, 1.9 tackles and 3.1 clearances per game. Conversely, Colwill boasts a 78% pass completion rate and a 76% dribble success rate.
The stats suggest they are a match made in heaven, and supporters would surely delight in seeing two young, hungry, up-and-coming English talents side-by-side.
Another of Forest’s targets, Harry Toffolo, was vocal in his praise for the youngster. He said: “He’s someone who is going to go on to massive things within the game, but he’s not only got the ability: his personality is incredible for an 18-year-old.”
His head coach Carlos Corberan also suggested that “I think he’s going to be one of the most important centre-backs for this country in the future.”
Incredibly high praise, and something which Cooper should keep in mind when pursuing this transfer. His value could skyrocket, so he should delight fans by investing in Colwill now to form a perfect defensive partnership between him and Worrall.