Serie A expert Conor Clancy believes that Leeds United target Omar Colley would be a fine partner for Diego Llorente at Elland Road.
Leeds have been linked with a potential swoop for the Sampdoria defender by reports in Italy.
Colley has been with Sampdoria since 2018 and has made a total of 85 appearances for the club since his move from Genk.
Clancy, who is the editor-in-chief at Forza Italian Football, claims that Colley initially struggled during his time in Serie A, but that the presence of Maya Yoshida, the former Southampton defender, has seen him settle nicely into his role.
And, as a result, he believes that he would be a good partner for Llorente at Elland Road in the coming months.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I don’t think he’d be starting ahead of him but he might be a good partner to Llorente.
“With Sampdoria, he really, really struggled, but with Maya Yoshida beside him, he’s looked a much better player.
“I think you can put that down to Yoshida just being that calming presence, that person who’s able to talk him through games a little bit.”
Colley is a Gambia international and reports last month claimed that he would cost around €13m (£11.1m) to snaffle away from the Serie A side.