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Ange eyeing Spurs move for “immense” £40m “Rolls-Royce”, he’s the next Rio Ferdinand – opinion

The promising Englishman has been tipped to be the next Rio Ferdinand…

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keeping their options open in the bid to bolster the backline, with manager Ange Postecoglou having seemingly identified a worthy alternative to Wolsburg’s Micky van de Ven.

What are the latest Tottenham transfer rumours?

The Lilywhites are reportedly interested in signing Van de Ven and fellow Bundesliga player Edmond Tapsoba in the hunt for a new defender for the center of the defense, where the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, and Japhet Tangana all appear to be headed.
According to Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, the north Londoners have now entered the competition for Chelsea’s teenager Levi Colwill, with Manchester City and Liverpool also reportedly showing interest.

The 20-year-old has been reluctant to sign a contract thus far because of potential worries about his playing time at Stamford Bridge, according to the report, even though the Blues have reportedly offered him a new long-term agreement.

Due to the defender’s successful loan with the Seagulls last season, Brighton and Hove Albion put in a £40 million bid early this summer. This could give Spurs the opportunity to pounce, albeit any deal is sure to cost more.

Who is Levi Colwill?

Following his breakout season on the south coast the previous time around, the 6 foot 2 titan has put himself on the radar of the Premier League’s finest clubs. The Southampton-born sensation made 17 league appearances as Roberto De Zerbi’s team secured a Europa League berth.

The left-footed gem, who had spent the previous season on loan at second-tier Huddersfield Town, was also noticed for his commanding performances during England’s recent U21 European Championship victory, having started five of the Three Lions’ six games in the campaign.

Jacek Kulig, a talent scout, hailed the graceful ace as a player with “immense potential” during that tournament run. The ace was a member of a backline that didn’t allow a single goal while also showcasing his class by winning an astounding 83% of his aerial duels and 71% of his total duels.

Colwill was chosen one of six England players in the team of the tournament as a result of his exceptional play, which also earned the kid an average match rating of 7.40 on Sofascore. This demonstrated how much of a “Rolls-Royce” Colwill is at the back, according to Kulig.

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Rio Ferdinand

The Chelsea star has “similar attributes” to his brother, Rio, according to commentator Anton Ferdinand, who also used that phrase in his commentary. Ferdinand went on to add:

He has excellent ball control and is cool under pressure. When you consider a modern center-back, he has all he needs to succeed since he is assertive with his passes and capable of initiating assaults.

Being compared to the Manchester United icon is an enormous compliment given that the now-retired star won six league championships during his extended spell at Old Trafford and was crowned the Premier League’s all-time greatest defender by Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.

Like Colwill, the former West Ham youth star is a graduate of a London-based academy. He was known for his poise and comfort while playing out from the back, and his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame is testament to his quality and longevity.

The goal now is to attempt to pull off the inconceivable and steal the budding superstar from under Mauricio Pochettino’s nose. For Postecoglou to then be able to locate the next Ferdinand with the signing of Colwill would definitely be a dream scenario.

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