Not Gibbs-White: Parish and Vieira now looking to bring another ‘amazing talent’ to Palace
Crystal Palace are targeting a move for Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, according to The Evening Standard.
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The Eagles have made three signings so far this summer ahead of Patrick Vieira’s second season in charge. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and winger Malcolm Ebiowei have both made the move to Selhurst Park for free, while midfielder Cheick Doucoure joined from Lens in a deal worth £19.17m.
More could be on the way, with Palace reportedly leading the race for Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White, and Colwill may well also be on the move over the coming weeks.
The Evening Standard provided a transfer update regarding Colwill on Thursday.
They claimed that Palace are the frontrunners over a potential move and have been given encouragement that Chelsea may sell the player. Arsenal are also thought to be keen on Colwill, who is ‘viewed as one of the best young talents in the country’.
Labelled as an ‘amazing talent’ by Talent Scout Jacek Kulig, Colwill spent last season on loan at Huddersfield Town in what was his first taste of senior football, starting 28 matches on route to a play-off final.
The 19-year-old would give Vieira another option at centre-back, one that appears needed with just four on the books at this moment in time, including Nathan Ferguson who has endured multiple injury setbacks in recent years.
Palace reaped the rewards of signing Marc Guehi from Chelsea after an impressive loan spell in the Championship with Swansea, so they could be hoping that lightning strikes twice when it comes to Colwill.