Former Blues winger Paul Canoville claims Chelsea already have replacement for Andreas Christensen

April 10th, 2022
Former Blues winger Paul Canoville claims Chelsea already have replacement for Andreas Christensen

Former Blues winger Paul Canoville claims Chelsea already have replacement for Andreas Christensen

Former Blues winger Paul Canoville believes Chelsea have already had a potentially “better” defender to replace Barcelona-bound Andreas Christensen.

Obviously, as things stand, there is yet any official confirmation on Christensen’s possible move to Barcelona this summer.

Although, a recent report from The Telegraph claimed that it is widely accepted that the 25-year-old, whose contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season, will join Barcelona on a free transfer.

Rather than signing a possible replacement in the transfer market, Canoville is convinced that Chelsea have already had a suitable candidate in one of their most promising loanees, Colwill.

“Andreas has been superb for our club Chelsea since coming from the academy and learning [his] trade on loan,” Canoville wrote on Twitter.

“[A] European and world champion. Wish him well with Barcelona.

“Levi Colwill is going to be by far the better player!”

The 19-year-old has had an impressive season at loan club Huddersfield Town, who currently sit fourth in the Championship table.

Switzerland-based research group CIES Football Observatory even recently named Colwill as the second-highest rated U-20 defender outside Europe’s five top leagues.

While Anton Ferdinand described the young Chelsea talent as a “Rolls-Royce” defender, similar to his brother Rio.

There are other defenders such as Sevilla’s Jules Kounde who have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, but offering Colwill a spot in Thomas Tuchel’s squad next season does not sound like a bad idea given his potential.


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