Leeds United have been boosted in their attempts to sign Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley, with the Serie A club needing to sell players this summer.
Marcelo Bielsa could be a busy man in the next transfer window, as the Argentine looks to continue adding to his squad.
The Whites are having a season to remember back in the Premier League, sitting ninth in the table and taking five points from their last three games, against Manchester City, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Sampdoria could sell Colley this summer
According to Club Doria 46, the Serie A side may have to sell key men this summer, due to financial problems, with 6 foot 4 monster Colley one of their three most prized assets.
The 28-year-old could cost Leeds around €10-€15 million [£8.7-£13million], which would allow Sampdoria to balance their books. This comes after transfer guru Nicolo Schira confirmed earlier this month that the Whites have enquired about the defender.
Transfer Tavern take
While Colley is clearly a player with undoubted pedigree given his experience both in Serie A and at international level, centre-back doesn’t feel like an area that needs strengthening at Leeds.
Bielsa already has Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente, Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk to call upon, so a fifth option in that area feels like overkill, especially when the financial implications of the pandemic could leave teams penny-pinching and being smart about which signings they go for this summer.
Leeds’ summer transfer kitty should be spent in other areas, such as left-back and in wide attacking positions, rather than on another central defender, a position they already boast a good mixture of experience, quality and youth.
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