Done Deal: Chelsea 19-year-old defender completes loan move to Brighton

By | August 6, 2022

Chelsea 19-year-old defender Levi Colwill has signed for Brighton on a season-long loan deal.

The England Under-19 international spent last campaign on loan at Huddersfield and scored an own goal in the 1-0 Championship play-off final loss by Nottingham Forest.

“Levi has enormous potential and has already shown his ability last season in the Championship and with England at various age group levels up to under-21s.

“I am really looking forward to working with him on the training pitch, and in matches over the course of the season.

“He plays mostly at centre-back, but has also played on the left as a full-back, and he is a player who is comfortable on the ball.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea have finalised the transfer of Spain defender Marc Cucurella from Brighton for a £60m fee.

The 24-year-old defender who has managed to found back of the net once in 38 games in his only campaign for the Seagulls, has signed a six-year deal.

“I’m really happy. It’s a big opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world,” said Cucurella.

“I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team.”

It is Brighton’s record sale, surpassing Ben White’s £50m move to Arsenal last summer.

A Barcelona academy graduate, the Spanish full-back has won one senior cap for his national team and played for the under-23 side that claimed the silver at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.