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Leeds: Journalist confirms interest in Omar Colley

Leeds: Journalist confirms interest in Omar Colley - Leeds United

Leeds United are interested in signing Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley this summer, according to journalist Nicolo Schira.

Marcelo Bielsa and his players are preparing for Monday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool at Elland Road, in what is yet another test of the Whites’ top flight credentials.

Leeds clinched a memorable 2-1 win away to Manchester City in their last match, so confidence levels should be high going into the game, and if they push for a top ten finish this term, targets like Colley would be much more attainable this summer.

Leeds keen on signing Colley, claims journalist

Away from the pitch, the Whites continue to be linked with new signings, with Colley one of those who has been in the news already this week.

According to Schira on Twitter, Leeds ‘have asked’ for information regarding the 25-cap Gambia international, who is expected to cost between €10-12 million (£8.7-10.4 million).

Transfer Tavern take

Given the number of reports linking Leeds with Colley, it does appear as though their interest is genuine, but it doesn’t make a huge amount of sense.

In Diego Llorente, Liam Cooper, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk, Bielsa already has four strong centre-back options at his disposal, with the quartet making 59 Premier League starts between them this season.

Unless one of the four is moving on, it is hard to see how the manager will be able to juggle five central defenders in 2021/22, keeping them all happy, while other areas of the side, such as left-back, may also be in need of more immediate improvement.

In other news, one figure has made a key claim about Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds future. Read more here.


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