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DONE DEAL: Potter welcomes Chelsea defender Colwill to Brighton

Chelsea defender Levi Colwill has joined Brighton & Hove Albion on loan on the same day Marc Cucurella makes a permanent transfer in the other direction.

Nineteen-year-old Colwill has been at Chelsea for 10 years, having joined the Blues' Academy at Under-9s level. He trained with Thomas Tuchel's squad during pre-season and has featured regularly for our Academy sides, as well as representing England at various youth levels.

The defender now has the chance of top-flight experience with the Seagulls who finished ninth last season.

Colwill spent last season on loan with Huddersfield Town in the Championship, playing 32 games in all competitions and helping them to reach the play-off final, where they were beaten by Nottingham Forest.

Brighton manager Graham Potter said, “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."

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