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Opinion: West Ham must hijack Leeds' alleged January move to sign £12.5m powerhouse Omar Colley

Leeds are allegedly keen to sign Sampdoria ace Omar Colley and West Ham must hijack the West Yorkshire outfit’s attempts to bring the centre-back to the Premier League.

Club Doria 46 reckon that Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa wants to bring The Gambia international to Elland Road in January.

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The Hammers have previously been linked with a move to sign Colley by Club Doria 46.

And it could be argued that our need for the 29-year-old has increased ten-fold over the past few weeks.

Angelo Ogbonna was ruled out for the season last month. We have really missed the Italian’s leadership, aerial dominance and the simple fact that he’s left-footed.

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That last point is one of the reasons that the Hammer must try to hijack Leeds’ move to sign Omar Colley in the January transfer window.

The Sampdoria ace is a very good defender as well and would add so much to the Hammers’ back-line.

West Ham should nab Omar Colley from Leeds

Club Doria 46 claims that the Whites are eyeing a move to sign the 29-year-old centre-back from Sampdoria in January.

The Hammers need him more than Leeds do though. And we should use our superior position to Leeds in the table to our advantage.

Colley could be available for just £12.5 million next month (Club Doria 46). That’s an absolute bargain for the Gambian ace.

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With his powerful and imposing physique, the 6ft 3in centre-back seems to be ideally suited to the robust nature of the Premier League. Colley would certainly offer us another potent threat from set-pieces.

He is experienced and battle hardened.

In 18 Serie A appearances for Sampdoria this season, Colley has averaged 1.8 tackles, 3.2 interceptions and 4.3 clearances per game. He has also won an average of two aerial duals per match (Who Scored).

The Gambia international has made 40.9 passes per game on average and has recorded a completion rate of 81.4% (Who Scored).

And crucially, the 29-year-old is left-footed! He’s perfect for West Ham.

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And for just £12.5 million, the Hammers cannot allow Leeds to beat us to the punch in January.

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