- 26 May
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'I love everything about them' - Chelsea wonderkid lauds rivals amid uncertain future
Chelsea youngster Levi Colwill has admitted his admiration for loan club Brighton as rumours about his future continue to swirl.
The 20-year-old has spent the season at Brighton, helping them to qualify for the Europa League. Though not a regular starter, Colwill has impressed when given the chance and earned valuable Premier League experience on the South Coast.
In fact, thanks in part to Colwill's performances, Brighton are currently 19 points clear of the defender's parent club who languish in a lowly 12th and have no European football to look forward to. Linked with Manchester City, Liverpool and a stay at Brighton, Colwill's future remains up in the air.
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Now, the talented youngster has opened up about this topic, sending a potential hint to Brighton and Chelsea in the process.
In an interview with The Athletic, Colwill talked about the faith Brighton put in him and how he wants to repay that. "Brighton have done a lot for me," he said. "They put their trust in me when others didn't and I'm a person that loves to repay that. We'll see."
"I don't know," the 20-year-old continued, "what is going to happen [at Chelsea]. I'm still here until the end of the season. I just focus on that, then I've got the [U-21] Euros in the summer. After that, we'll see what happens and go from there."
Regarding Brighton, the defender said: "I love the Brighton fans, I love everything about them. I'll take that into consideration."
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In April, The Athletic reported that Colwill is waiting for Chelsea to appoint a new coach before making a decision on whether or not to extend his deal which runs until 2025.
The Blues are desperate to tie him down to a longer contract, but their lack of European football and the wealth of defensive options their bloated squad boasts could restrict the 20-year-old's game time next season, which will surely factor into his decision.