Leeds United are still interested in making a move for Sampdoria defender Omar Colley this summer [Club Doria 46 via Leeds Live].
The Lowdown: Leeds United seek further success in 2021/22
With the start of the Premier League campaign ever closer for the Whites, Marcelo Bielsa will undoubtedly leave no stone unturned in his quest to bring more success to Elland Road this campaign.
Perfecting the implementation of his high-octane style of football with his existing squad of players will be of paramount importance, however carefully thought-out additions to his already impressive roster will also come into consideration when needed.
Could he be set to bring in a towering new defender after recent reports?
Would Colley be a good signing for Leeds United?
The Latest: Leeds United monitoring Colley; West Ham United also keen
Leeds United have apparently been monitoring the Gambia international for a number of weeks [Club Doria 46 via Leeds Live].
West Ham United are also believed to be keen on his signature, with the prospect of European football providing another attractive option for the 6 foot 3 colossus.
Advantageously, a sum of around £12.6 million could well be enough to lure Colley away from his Serie A employers.
The Verdict: Colley would be an astute signing for Leeds United
Looking to add competition in defence, 28-year-old Colley would provide experience and aggression to the Whites rear-guard.
In 2020/21, he managed to register two goals from 29 appearances in the Italian top-flight [Transfermarkt].
He also possesses a calm head in possession which would suit Bielsa’s preference to build from the back. Across the campaign, he recorded an impressive passing accuracy of 81.1% [WhoScored].
Colley was once praised by Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri for a two goal-saving blocks against the Old Lady, one of which denying a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo. The 54-year-old stated the following: “Ronaldo is the best player in the world. Audero did brilliantly to push his shot onto the bar, as did [Omar] Colley to save his header.” [FOROYAA].
Leeds United should look to strike an agreement for the powerful centre-back and get him bedded in quickly with the new season just around the corner.
In other news, a Leeds United ace has been tipped to return to his best form in 2021/22.
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