REPORT: Fulham in Advanced Talks With Sampdoria Over Defender Omar Colley

Omar Colley

Fulham are in advanced talks with Sampdoria for defender Omar Colley, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Premier League’s bottom club are desperate to add defensive reinforcements before the transfer deadline.

Romano confirms that Colley has been left out of the Sampdoria squad for tomorrow’s game against Fiorentina.

It is not known whether this is a loan or permanent deal being discussed by the two clubs.

Fulham’s hopes of signing Barcelona centre back Jean-Clair Todibo are slim, with Romano confirming that Fulham’s loan bid for the defender was rejected.

Fulham in Advanced Talks With Sampdoria Over Defender Omar Colley

Colley is the No-Nonsense Centre-Back Fulham are Crying Out For

Gambian centre-back Colley has been on the radar of several clubs across Europe. A move to Fulham would suit him, with the Cottagers desperate for defensive reinforcements.

Colley is a regular for Sampdoria and his move would be a shrewd signing for Fulham. However, he must hit the ground running as the West Londoners struggling defensively. Only West Bromwich Albion have conceded more goals than Fulham this season.

The defence has been their priority in recent days, with several defenders linked with a move. Tottenham’s Juan Foyth, Arsenal’s Calum Chambers and Wolverhampton WanderersRyan Bennett have all been suggested. Scott Parker is desperate to shore up Fulham’s leaky defence in what remains in the transfer window.

Colley has been a consistent performer in Serie A and will lead from the back. Fulham’s defence is crying out for organisation and leadership. He is also adaptable, with the Gambian defender able to play in a back four and a back three. Claudio Ranieri has used various systems at Sampdoria and Colley has been a regular player in all of them.

This would be very good business for Fulham and certainly would ease the pressure on Parker to bring in defensive reinforcements.

 

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