Chelsea defender Levi Colwill is believed to be pushing for an exit from the club.
Chelsea are reportedly close to signing Jules Kounde from Sevilla, and the Blues are also being linked with a move for PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe, as Thomas Tuchel is targeting three experienced centre-backs, having also signed Kalidou Koulibaly.
Young Blue Levi Colwill, who’s very highly rated at the club is now thinking of an exit route.
The teenager has made it clear he wants to play regular first-team football next season, and would leave if that’s not the case.
Speaking in May, Colwill who enjoyed a fine season on loan with Huddersfield was very clear that he would be prepared to leave Chelsea if first-team football was not on offer.
He said: “For me, playing for Chelsea will always be the main aim right now because it’s my club.
“But if that doesn’t happen, well then I have to find other ways to progress and become the player I want to be.”
A Chelsea fan, Andrew T, has slammed Colwill’s agent for giving him a dreadful advice.
“His agent is giving him dreadful advice,” Andrew T. writes in a comment section for The Athletic.
“Reece James went from starting every week at Wigan to getting eased into his first season of PL football as a rotation option in 2019. Reece is the most complete academy boy to come through in years and he was happy to accept that pathway to the first team.
“Why can’t Colwill? Chelsea play 60 games a season and we need more than 1 LCB.
“We need 6 CBs to get through a 60-game season so why are we hearing threats about leaving if we sign one more CB? [new signing] – Silva – Koulibaly with Chalobah – Ampadu – Colwill as rotation options is a lovely balance between new signings, experienced starters and academy boys.
“Threatening to leave because of competition is a bizarre approach to wanting to prove yourself.
“Colwill is already ahead of Sarr so what is this refusal to be a rotation option about? He hasn’t even been fit enough to get a single minute of football in pre-season so acting like he’s bottom of the depth chart getting forced out by Tuchel is a desperate reach from his agent to justify running away.
“Constantly briefing these negative stories even before we signed Koulibaly whilst acting like we didn’t just lose Azpi, AC and Rudiger lets everyone know they he had no interest in following Chalobah or Gallagher or Reece James.
“If Mason, Kai or Kante aren’t demanding to be guaranteed starters then Colwill should maybe take the hint about what it’s like being a part of a *squad* at Chelsea. Running away from even trying to prove yourself isn’t the way to win fans, teammates or your manager over.”