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Why Omar Colley move to Fulham failed

last updated Thursday 08th October 2020, 9:58 AM

Fulham Football Club

Defender Omar Colley
Omar Colley
Position Defender
P.O.B. Banjul,
D.O.B 24:10:92
Height 6' 03
Last Club U.C. Sampdoria
His Wiki page
Sampdoria had hoped to sell £11 million Omar Colley to Premier League Fulham on deadline day but ran out of time to get the deal done, according to SampNews24.

It’s fair to say Scott Parker’s pursuit of a central defender was full of peaks and troughs.

While Fulham saw potential moves for Marlon Santos and Timo Baumgartl fall through at the eleventh hour, the point-less Londoners could at least console themselves with a pair of last-gasp, deadline day additions.

Tosin Adarabioyo arrived from Manchester City after shining on loan in the Championship.

Danish international Joachim Andersen, meanwhile, will hope to remind everyone why Lyon paid £25 million for his signature as recently as 2019.

Colley, however, was conspicuous by his absence on the final day of the European transfer window.

SampNews24 reports that Sampdoria, a middling Serie A side coached by ex-Cottagers boss Claudio Ranieri, had hoped to sell the £11 million-rated Gambia international to Fulham before the clock struck 11pm on Monday night.

But the complexities of obtaining a work permit meant there was no time to reach an agreement.

“There is no news on the Omar Colley negotiation,” agent Cheikh Fall explained.

“At the moment, I think moving to the Premier League is very difficult, almost impossible. The most interested clubs remain Sheffield United and Fulham but Sampdoria want a sale while the English clubs are more focused on other formulas.

“There’s also a problem with his passport and there’s basically no time to close the transfer.”

Source Danny Owen at HITC
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