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Report: Newcastle chiefs set for talks with Sampdoria over move for Omar Colley

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Report: Newcastle chiefs set for talks with Sampdoria over move for Omar Colley

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb have claimed that Newcastle United are set to send representatives to Italy in order to thrash out a move for Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley in the next few days.

Colley, 27, has become a regular in Sampdoria’s side this season – missing two of Sampdoria’s Serie A matches this season. The 12-time Gambia international has been impressive for the Italian top-tier outfit.

 

Newcastle have plenty of options at centre-back but given that Steve Bruce has adopted Rafa Benitez’s three-man defence, he needs multiple sources of cover. Another central defender then would be a wise move, especially given Jamaal Lascelles’ injury.

The report claims Toon respresentatives will travel to Italy in the coming days in order to meet with Sampdoria over a move for Colley, who Newcastle are said to like and have watched multiple times over the last few months.

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TBR’s view – Would Colley be a good signing for Newcastle?

Colley has proven in Serie A that he is capable of playing, and impressing, at that level. Against Juventus, he helped his side push the Italian champions close to dropping points – Juve eventually winning 2-1 on December 18.

He boasts plenty of speed, but enormous strength that sees him cope with a whole host of different types of strikers. Whether he is worth pursuing is purely down to the fee. He has a contract until the summer of 2022.

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