Newcastle have allegedly made contact with West Ham transfer target Boubacar Kamara ahead of the summer transfer window.
The brilliant 22-year-old Marseille midfielder will be out of contract at the end of the season and will be available on a free transfer.
It is clear to see that Newcastle will be big players in the transfer market this summer.
And their new-found financial muscle and ambition will undoubtedly pose a huge threat to West Ham’s chances of signing our priority transfer targets in the summer transfer window.
Central midfield is an area where West Ham boss David Moyes and Newcastle manager Eddie Howe will both be keen to bolster in the summer.
And Kamara’s availability on a free transfer makes him the ideal signing for both the Hammers and the Magpies.
Will he end up at the London Stadium or St James’ Park though? Well, it appears as though the Toon have got the jump on us…
West Ham face Newcastle battle for Kamara in the summer transfer window
According to a report from the Sun, the Tyneside outfit have actually already made contact with the 22-year-old Marseille midfielder and held talks with him about a potential summer transfer.
Considering Newcastle’s wealth, they will clearly be able to offer the Frenchman far greater wages than we will be able to.
Kamara is allegedly demanding £150k-a-week from his potential suitors (The Sun)
And what an incredible signing the Marseille star will be for whichever club wins the race for his signature.
In 23 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille this season, Kamara has averaged two tackles and 1.1 interceptions per match. He’s made 64.8 passes on average per game and has recorded an incredibly successful completion rate of 89.9% (Who Scored).
The 22-year-old is energetic, dynamic and would add some much needed athleticism and bite to West Ham’s central midfield ranks.
The Marseille ace is one of the very best at what he does in world football. He is very much a defence-minded central midfielder but he has exceptional technique as well.
Kamara would be the ideal summer signing for West Ham with Mark Noble set to hang up his boots, Alex Kral unlikely to be kept on at the London Stadium and Declan Rice facing such an uncertain future at the club.
Newcastle will be a big problem for us this summer though. And according to the Sun’s latest update, they are already moving to get the players they want in the summer transfer window.