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Saints In Pursuit Of Gambian Defender
Sunday, 23rd Aug 2020 09:27

If reports are to be believed Saints have made a bid for Omar Colley of Sampdoria, which would suggest that the revolving transfer door could well be in full motion in the next week or so.

Various media sources have reported that Saints have made a £16 million bid for 6ft 3 central defender Omar Colley currently at Sampdoria as Ralph Hasenhuttl looks to strengthen the centre of his defence.

The arrival of Colley or indeed one of the other central defenders that have been linked with the club would surely signal the departure of Jannik Vestergaard and it could be that if Chelsea sign Ben Stillwell from Leicester City for £40 million, then the Foxes would use some of that money to purchase Vestergaard.

Colley has been at Sampdoria for two seasons and prior to that he was with Genk in Belgium for a similar period.

The media are saying Saints are vying with Burnley and Newcastle to sign Colley but are ahead in the race having put in a bid of £16 million.

The only question mark over the accuracy of this, is the fact that Colley will turn 28 in October and from that viewpoint these days Saints rarely sign players over the age of 26, however sometimes they do break that mould.

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andywelsh added 10:13 - Aug 23
£16m for a 28 year old who will have no sell on value at the end of his contract. Not happening. A perfect example of a story that can be instantly ignored.

underweststand added 10:22 - Aug 23
If..if..if...Players who move need replacing and with Yoshida gone and ..maybe Vestergaard on the way we will need replacements ät the back..but I am continually suspicious of some of these sites that proclaim än interest in players we might not even be considering. In bygone days a club.. or än agent might buy a drink to a journo to "float " a story to help move a player but nowadays they have their own sites to help drum up interest.
As för Colley.. hes one of half a dozen named in the spring who we were supposedly keen to sign..
If he s good enough I hope we get him but I wont hold my breath waiting för news.

SaintBrock added 13:10 - Aug 23
We keep signing and getting linked with defenders but we need a creator and a reliable goal scorer more urgently.

Saidou added 14:58 - Aug 23
I have been watching fullmatch replays of last season and asking what if we had a left footed striker? Che Adams particularly always avoids hitting with his left foot at all costs. Am thinking Gabbiadini🤔

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