Levi Colwill delivered an emotional farewell message to Brighton after opting to remain at Chelsea quite than signal for the Seagulls.
Roberto De Zerbi had hoped to carry the England under-21 worldwide again to the south coast after impressing on mortgage final season.
However, the 20-year-old has since signed a brand new six-year cope with the Blues value greater than £100,000 every week.
The defender posted to his social media channels thanking Brighton for giving him the possibility to play Premier League soccer ‘when no one else did’ – a swipe at former boss Thomas Tuchel for sending him on mortgage .
‘To Brighton and Hove Albion. I am proud to have played a small part in the club’s success final season,” he wrote.
Levi Colwill will keep at Stamford Bridge not less than till 2029 after signing a brand new six-year contract with the membership
Thomas Tuchel reportedly didn’t see Colwill as a part of his plans at Chelsea and repeatedly despatched him on mortgage
“You gave me the possibility to play within the Premier League when nobody else did. I thank Graham Potter for being the primary to get me to the membership and I thank all of the stadium and coaching floor employees for making it an incredible place to carry out and develop.
To the followers, you’ve all the time stood by me! Since coming off your aspect, your continued help made me really feel comfy taking part in the way in which I wished to play and never afraid to make errors.
“You have given me a platform to shine and present what I can do in the very best league on the planet. I’ll always remember that you simply supported me.
‘Last Roberto De Zerbi, you challenged me every day! You made me think and watch football in a different way. I can’t thanks sufficient. Thanks once more LC.’
Colwill and Tuchel reportedly had a rocky relationship, with the teen feeling he had no future on the membership whereas the German was nonetheless in cost.
After impressing on mortgage at Huddersfield within the Championship in the course of the 2021/22 season, Colwill had hoped to play in Chelsea’s plans final season, however was as an alternative loaned out once more, this time to Brighton.
On his return to Stamford Bridge in the summertime, new supervisor Mauricio Pochettino is claimed to have shortly put issues proper in a personal assembly with the participant and promised him fairly just a few taking part in alternatives within the left-back function.