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Report: Newcastle open talks for Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley

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Report: Newcastle open talks for Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley

Newcastle United have reportedly started discussions to try sign defender Omar Colley from Italian top-flight club Sampdoria this month.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Newcastle have entered discussions with the agents of the 28-year-old.

The report explains that the centre-back recently signed a new long-term deal keeping him at Sampdoria until 2025, but despite that he could still be on the move during the January transfer window.

It is understood that Fenerbahce are keen on trying to secure his signature, plus Newcastle have also shown interest in trying to bring him to St James’ Park and have started talks.


Colley, who has 25 international caps for Gambia, is a physical defender that is currently a regular starter in the Serie A with Sampdoria.

The 6ft 3in centre-half has decent experience from time in Italy, as well as in Belgium with Genk.

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TBR’s View:

Newcastle could do with an extra couple of faces before the January window shuts, but a new centre-back shouldn’t be top of their priority list.

They are crying out for a new left-back, as well as some extra creativity in the midfield.

Frustration from the Magpies supporters is growing increasingly louder each game, which is why some new arrivals could at least bring some positivity and try inject something extra to the squad.

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