By Saikat Mandal

4th Jan, 2022 | 3:40pm

Leeds United eye Omar Colley move, defender has changed his agent

Leeds United are one of the clubs showing keen interest in signing Omar Colley from Sampdoria in January, according to reports from Clubdoria46.

The Whites, however, face competition from the likes of Newcastle United and Everton for the services of the 29-year-old defender.

The Gambian international is keen to move to the Premier League this month and has recently changed his agent.

A new defender?

Leeds United could be really busy in the January window although Marcelo Bielsa understands that it won’t be easy to lure their top targets to Elland Road.

Colley is currently busy with the preparations for the African Cup of Nations, but his decision to change his agent suggests that he is keen to leave the Italian club at the earliest.

He has been a fantastic player for Sampdoria, but feels the time is right for him to check pastures new.

Leeds previously showed interest in him [Club Doria] in the summer, and it looks they have rekindled their interest in him in January.

While signing a midfielder is a top priority, Leeds can also look to sign a defender this month.

Liam Cooper is out till March, while Charlie Cresswell and Pascal Struijk are also injured at the moment.

Robin Koch has returned to full fitness, but Leeds can look to add another extra body in defence.

The Whites have been monitoring Joe Rodon of Tottenham Hotspur [The Telegraph], but vastly-experienced Colley would make a massive difference.

In other Leeds United news, Whites chiefs recently jetted out of the UK for talks.