You might have seen a few stories over the past few weeks that West Ham have held an interest in Sampdoria’s Omar Colley.
The centre-back is reportedly seen by David Moyes as someone capable of shoring up the back line at London Stadium, but no official bid has been made to that end just yet.
Previous articles suggested the player would be open to a move to London, since that’s where his family live, but, again, there’s nothing major to talk about just yet.
That’s according to the player’s agent, Cheikh Fall, who spoke to ANSA, relayed by TeleNord, about his client’s situation in Italy.
He said: “It’s true, there have been enquiries by English teams, but he’s fine in Genoa. We are ready to evaluate proposals because the Premier League is an important championship, but there must be a leap in quality, otherwise he will stay at Sampdoria”.
He continued: “The situation is evolving. I repeat, there have been interests from England, but he still has two years with Sampdoria. if he were to stay, he would be happy, and maybe we could talk to Sampdoria about a possible extension of his contract”.
While this doesn’t appear to be an outright ploy to get his client a new deal, since there appears to be genuine interest in Colley, without an official offer, not a lot can be done.
The article then states West Ham, Southampton and Newcastle are those who are said to have moved on the Gambian defender, but Sampdoria ‘asks for at least €15m’ for his transfer.
That’s certainly affordable for all three clubs mentioned above, and if Moyes really wants the player, we’re sure the owners will find the money somewhere.