Gambian defender Omar Colley agrees terms with Besiktas as Turkish Giants close in on permanent deal


By Momodou Jarju

The Gambia national team captain Omar Colley has reportedly agreed terms with Turkish giants Besiktas to move from Serie A side Sampdoria.

“Besiktas are closing in on [a] deal to sign Omar Colley on permanent move from Sampdoria,” says Fabrizio Romano, Italian journalist and football transfer guru, on Wednesday.

Fabrizio further disclosed that the transfer fee is close to €2.5m, which is over 163 million Gambian dalasi.  

He added: “Personal terms agreed as Colley wants the move, as reported.”

Foroyaa reported in 2017 about the Turkish giants’ interest in Colley who was 24 years then and under contract with the Belgium top-flight side Genk. At the time, scores of top European clubs (including Watford of the English Premier League, Monaco, Hamburg, Espanyol, Stoke City etc.) were trialing the Gambian left-sided defender.

Meanwhile, Hawks’ former center back Modou Camara (Boateng) has signed a 2-year contract with the Polish Division One outfit Arka Gdynia.