According to a report from French media outlet Le 10 Sport, West Ham and Newcastle both want to sign Marseille ace Morgan Sanson.
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But the Magpies might just have the upper hand on the Hammers.
According to a report from Le 10 Sport, Marseille are now demanding a massive €50 million (£44 million) for the 25-year-old midfield ace.
Newcastle are on the verge of having enormous wealth.
A Saudi-backed consortium are closing in on a £300million deal (The Sun) to buy the Toon. And they will undoubtedly have more spending power than West Ham.
£44 million will be mere pocket change for Newcastle. Whilst that fee will surely rule West Ham out of making a move for Sanson.
Both Steve Bruce and David Moyes will be keen to bolster their central midfield ranks this summer.
And the Marseille man would be the absolute ideal addition for both Premier League clubs.
Sanson has racked up five goals and five assists in 27 Ligue 1 outings for Marseille this season (Transfermarkt).
In those appearances, the Frenchman has averaged 30.1 passes per game, with a very impressive completion rate of 85.9%. He has also averaged 1.1 key passes per game (Who Scored).
The 25-year-old clearly isn’t afraid to put in a defensive shift either.
In 27 league appearances, Sanson has averaged 2.2 tackles and 0.9 interceptions per game (Who Scored).
The 25-year-old is clearly a very good player.
He is at a great age to make the move from Ligue 1 to the Premier League. And the Frenchman probably has another six or seven years left playing at his peak.
So £44 million might actually represent decent value for Sanson.
And if that is how much Marseille will demand for the midfielder, there will only be one winner out of Newcastle and West Ham.