According to a report from Portuguese media outlet A Bola, long-term West Ham target Moussa Marega is keen to move to the Premier League. And the Hammers potentially may be able to pick the Porto striker up for a bargain fee.
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Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bring an established hitman to the London Stadium this summer.
Albian Ajeti and jordan Hugill have already left, leaving Sebastien Haller and Xande Silva as Moyes’s only two recognised centre-forwards.
And Marega might not be a bad option for West Ham.
The Hammers have been linked with the 29-year-old since last summer (Foot Mercato).
And Foot Mercato claimed that the east London outfit had a loan move rejected for the Mali international in January.
With just one year left on Marega’s current deal, however, he might be available for a bargain fee this summer. And A Bola reckon that he is keen to move to the Premier League.
The 24-capped Mali international has scored 106 goals in 274 career appearances (Transfermarkt).
Marega racked up 15 goals and nine assists in 45 games for Porto last season (Transfermarkt).
Would the 29-year-old struggle to adapt to the Premier League?
The Premier League is much more intense and frenetically paced that the Primeira Liga.
And that could prove difficult for Marega to adjust to.
He is explosive, powerful and fast, however, according to a scouting report from .Soccer Souls.
And if West Ham could pick him up for a bargain fee, he might just be the ideal strike partner for Sebastien Haller this season.