Levi Colwill, a defender for Chelsea, has agreed to a new six-year contract with an additional year’s option.
On Tuesday, the 20-year-old wrote a farewell letter to Seagulls supporters on Instagram. It’s always been a simple choice, according to Colwill.
“All I’ve known as I’ve gotten older is Chelsea. The manager, Mauricio Pochettino, assured me and gave me the faith I needed during our conversation. He addressed me like a person and not simply an athlete. It really has made a difference.”
Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, the Chelsea sporting directors, praised Levi as “an extraordinary player who has responded to every challenge in his career thus far.”
“We are delighted that he will stay at Chelsea for many more years. His progression from the academy to the first squad is evidence of his talent, commitment, and willpower. Everyone at the club is now anticipating seeing him flourish at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming seasons.”
Colwill joined Chelsea at the age of eight and advanced through the club’s development programs until being loaned to Huddersfield in 2021–2022, where he made 29 Championship appearances and assisted the club in reaching the play-off final.
He assisted the England Under-21s in their historic first-ever victory at the European Championship this summer after a standout loan season at Brighton last year. While on loan with the club, the England Under-21 international made 17 Premier League games and helped Brighton reach the Europa League last season.