Highly rated defender Levi Colwill has signed a brand new six-year contract with Chelsea.
The 20-year-old was loaned out to Brighton final season and the Seagulls had been eager to signal him on a everlasting foundation this summer season.
They had £30 million and £40 million bids rejected by the Blues, whereas Liverpool additionally expressed curiosity in signing the 20-year-old.
But Colwill has now tied his long-term future to Chelsea by signing a brand new contract till 2029, with the choice to increase it for an additional 12 months, and is anticipated to earn greater than £100,000 per week.
Colwill defined his determination and revealed that talks with supervisor Mauricio Pochettino had satisfied him to remain at Chelsea.
Levi Colwill has signed a brand new long-term contract to commit his future to Chelsea
Brighton had been eager to convey Colwill again to the south coast, however Chelsea rejected two bids
It has all the time been a straightforward determination,” Colwill instructed Chelsea’s official web site.
“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve only known Chelsea. I spoke to the manager and he gave me the reassurance that I needed. He has spoken to me, not only as a player, but also as a person. It has made a big difference.’
Chelsea’s co-sports directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley were also delighted to see the new deal go through.
They added: ‘Levi is an outstanding player who has risen to every challenge in his career so far. We are delighted that he will be staying at Chelsea for years to come.
“His journey from the academy to the first team is a testament to his talent, dedication and determination. Everyone at the club is now looking forward to seeing him flourish at Stamford Bridge in the coming seasons.”
The teenager is anticipated to get fairly just a few taking part in possibilities and get forward of his most important competitors as fellow left middle again Benoit Badiashile stays sidelined with a severe hamstring damage.
It was initially instructed that Chelsea’s £40 million transfer for Monaco’s Axel Disasi may have an effect on Colwill’s future.
But it’s clear that the choice to signal the Frenchman is linked to Wesley Fofana’s absence as a result of a long-term knee damage.
Disasi will cowl right-back middle whereas Colwill will battle for a beginning spot on the alternative aspect of the central pair.
Levi Colwill is anticipated to have first-team alternatives at Chelsea this season
Trevoh Chalobah is the most certainly defender to go away this summer season and Chelsea are able to take heed to gives.
He is valued at £45 million by the membership and has attracted curiosity from Inter Milan and West Ham.
Colwill was a part of the victorious England Under-21 aspect that received the European Championship this summer season, and can now look to earn his first senior cap.
Colwill educated with Gareth Southgate’s males on the finish of final season and has just below 12 months to say a spot within the squad for subsequent summer season’s European Championships in Germany.