Celtic have made an enquiry for Sampdoria centre-back Omar Colley, according to reports in the UK. Despite only having signed Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton yesterday, it looks as though the Hoops are still pursuing another centre-back.
Kristoffer Ajer’s future has been called into question, with the likes of Liverpool and AC Milan having been linked with the Norwegian in recent days. Combined with Colley’s £10m price tag, fans are wondering whether the Gambian defender is being targeted as a replacement:
Must mean Ajer is on his way.
— Cormac Mc Closkey (@IcemanClosk) September 3, 2020
Would be a great buy worth the ten mill
— Mark E (@MarkEvison4) September 3, 2020
— Mattybhoy (@Mattybhoy1) September 3, 2020
This would be a good signing, if Ajar is on the move a fantastic tackler of the ball don't know how the MIB would like his style.
— Ivan McDowell (@ivangmcdowell) September 3, 2020
Can’t wait for the embarrassing revelation to come out that we offered £3 million and Hendry
— Blair Rankine (@blairrankine) September 3, 2020
My God if this is true can someone check on big Pete!!! Must be being held hostage!!!
— Paddy Rice (@paddybhoyrice) September 3, 2020
Unless the Ajmer to Liverpool rumours are true there is no way this is happening. Late bid for Hickey, ditch Bolingoli and we’re done. Ralston and Rogic (sadly for Tom) being sold.
— Niall Collins (@Colliniho) September 3, 2020
10m lawell will be sick
— stephenHarvey (@mucker_cfc1888) September 3, 2020
— Neil McKeown (@neilmckeown4600) September 3, 2020
Sell Ajer and bring him in. We then would have 3 solid defenders. Ajer was never a centre back in my opinion
— PaddyWalsh (@Paddyboy124) September 3, 2020
It would make sense to some degree if Colley is being considered to replace Ajer. Celtic have reportedly slapped a £20m price tag on the Norwegian international and if a team matches their valuation, they could spend some of the proceeds on the Sampdoria defender and still have money left over.
Colley’s agent, however, spoke out yesterday about interest from English clubs. It is believed that West Ham, Newcastle and Southampton are also keen on the 27-year-old.