Judging by the rumours circulating around Europe, Leeds United are still after a centre-back.
Players such as Nicolas Nkoulou have been linked with a move to Elland Road, with the Cameroon international an easy player to send there due to his expiring contract and past experience with Marcelo Bielsa, but Sampdoria’s Omar Colley is also on the list.
This came from ClubDoria46 in Italy a couple of weeks ago, who explained Leeds and West Ham were allegedly in the picture for a deal worth around €10-15m, and that continues to be the case.
The same website published an article on Monday looking at whether or not selling Colley in the summer would be worth it for Sampdoria seeing as he’s the ‘best’ they have.
They explain that regardless of the price, a sale would insure a capital gain, and Massimo Ferrero, their owner, would be starting ‘from a figure between €10-15m’.
So that hasn’t changed, and nor have the suitors.
Making it clear ‘there are fans in the Premier League’, ClubDoria46 state they range from Fulham, to West Ham and Leeds.
However, their big question is does a sale ‘make sense’, seeing as he is ‘the only defender who gives guarantees on a physical level and in terms of performance’.
On top of that, selling him ‘would mean finding another’, one that would have to be ‘at least of the same level’, as failing to do so would risk ‘making the defence even more vulnerable’.