Omar Colley could be a ‘really good’ signing for Leeds United as he would help to fix a major Marcelo Bielsa problem.
That’s according to former Arsenal and Everton hitman Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Leeds’ reported interest in Colley.
Last week, transfer guru Nicolo Schira claimed that Leeds have asked about Colley with Sampdoria looking for £12million to sell their man.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) April 16, 2021
Colley, 28, has been a regular for Sampdoria this season with the club currently sitting 10th in Serie A after narrowly avoiding relegation last year.
He’s been at the Italian side since 2018 after moving to Serie A from Genk and he has represented Gambia on 24 occasions.
Campbell is convinced that Leeds will try to strengthen this summer after a strong return to the top flight and he claims Colley could help to fix Leeds’ problem with conceding from set-pieces.
“Leeds are going to try and strengthen this summer, that’s the key,” Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“What you do in football, is look at where you’re conceding your goals. If it’s aerially then you’re going to go out and get somebody who can nullify your weakness.
“Based on that, I think Colley could be a really good signing for Leeds.”
No Premier League side has conceded more goals from corners than Leeds this season and this Achilles heel has seen Bielsa’s men drop plenty of points. [Premier League]
The Whites are fighting for a top-half finish in the Premier League with just a few games remaining of their first season back in the top flight.