Chelsea YouTuber Yannick, host of the Football Therapy YouTube channel, has jokingly argued that he would rather the Blues played Levi Colwill over Kalidou Koulibaly.
Colwill is currently on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion, making the move to Sussex last summer until the end of the season.
The defender has made six Premier League appearances for the Seagulls and spent last season on loan at Huddersfield Town, playing 29 league matches.
A report from The Telegraph claims that Graham Potter’s side could set for a big clearout and the summer signing’s name was mentioned.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Yannick said it was ‘a shame’ that the Senegalese defender was linked with a move away from the club, but he understands why.
He stated: “Apparently Chelsea are considering selling Koulibaly, and I get it, which is a shame.
“Remember when he scored his debut against Tottenham, that volley, and we were all very excited.
“I get it, though. Just bring in Levi Colwill, he looks like he’ll be infinitely better than Koulibaly right now.”
TIF’s view on Yan’s comments…
We can understand why Koulibaly has been linked with a move away, as he’s not lived up to the fee that was paid for him, while he wasn’t a signing made by Potter, but by previous coach Thomas Tuchel.
Perhaps the potential clearout will mean that the Chelsea boss is going to get the opportunity to shape his vision of the club in the near future.
While Yannick’s claim appeared to be in jest, Colwill is an interesting prospect, because he’s clearly not getting consistent game time at Brighton, but has at least had some exposure to life in the Premier League.
However, he’s still only 19, so he’s still got a lot to learn. Therefore, we don’t believe that Colwill will get much of an opportunity at Chelsea.
In recent times, the Blues use their influx of youngsters as a tool to make money and we think Colwill likely fall into the sell-to-make-cash category.