Report: Leeds and West Ham remain interested in Serie A defender, he will cost £13m
Italian website Club Doria have claimed that Leeds United and West Ham United are interested in Sampdoria defender Omar Colley. The duo have been linked in the past with the Gambia international but the new report states that they are still keen. It is also claimed he will cost just £13million.
Colley, 29, has been excellent for Sampdoria over the past three seasons. Clocking up 85 appearances in all competitions since his move from KRC Genk, his form has attracted interest from the Premier League. Both West Ham and Leeds are the latest clubs to be mentioned as interested.
Leeds are well-stocked at centre-back but Liam Cooper, Diego Llorente and Robin Koch were all injured at the same time last season. Meanwhile, West Ham need cover in numerous positions as they embark on a Europa League campaign. A centre-back would be high on their list of priorities.
Is £13m a good deal for Colley – amid interest from West Ham and Leeds?
What Colley brings is pace at centre-back. It is his best trait. Alongside that, he is decent on the ball but fearless in the tackle, physical, strong and good in the air. He has a bit of everything – no surprises why Leeds and West Ham are keen. At £13million, he is pretty cheap.
But he is already 29 and probably does not have the amount of games you would want from someone who is in their peak years. A good signing, but there could be better options out there for Leeds and the Hammers.