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Leeds: Whites interested in Omar Colley

Leeds: Whites interested in Omar Colley - Leeds United

Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley this summer.

Marcelo Bielsa is seemingly set to delve into the transfer market when it reopens, allowing him to add more quality to an already talented squad.

Leeds may have European aspirations in 2021/22, following an excellent first year back in the Premier League, but top class additions will be needed for that to come to fruition.

The Whites are relatively well-stocked in defence at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped a fresh rumour from doing the rounds.

Leeds keen on signing Colley

According to ClubDoria46, Leeds are eyeing up a move for Sampdoria centre-back Colley, as are several other Premier League clubs.

The 28-year-old, who earns £30,000 per week in Italy, has won 25 caps for The Gambia since making his international debut back in 2012.

Colley’s current Sampdoria deal doesn’t expire until 2025, however, meaning the Serie A club are in a strong position, but the report claims they would only be looking for around €10-15million (£8.7-13million) for their 6 foot 3 ‘power plant‘.

Transfer Tavern take

In truth, there is no great need for Leeds to be signing a player of Colley’s ilk, even if he is Sampdoria’s highest-rated player this season (Whoscored), with other areas of the pitch more important to improve in.

In Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente, Bielsa has an experienced centre-back pairing already, with Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk also reliable options for the future.

Should Leeds manage to negotiate a good price for Colley it may be worth it, but if not, their funds should be spent elsewhere, such as left-back, considering Ezgjan Alioski looks likely to move on.

In other news, Leeds are reportedly keen on signing an exciting young talent. Read more here.


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