Massive blow for David Moyes as Aston Villa beat West Ham United to the stunning free signing of Boubacar Kamara.
Yesterday Hammers News reported that amazing West Ham target Kamara – who had been tipped to replace Mark Noble – had confirmed his departure from Marseille and revealed he would be announcing his new club soon.
West Ham have long been linked with the brilliant French midfielder, who is available on a free transfer.
The likes of Goal claimed just last month that West Ham boss Moyes was in the mix for the 22-year-old’s signature.
But there was a massive blow for Moyes today as Aston Villa have beaten West Ham to the stunning free signing of Kamara.
Kamara will be playing in claret and blue next season. But that of Aston Villa, not West Ham.
Massive blow for David Moyes as Aston Villa beat West Ham to stunning free signing of Boubacar Kamara
Villa made the announcement on their official website on Monday morning.
It comes as Moyes ripped into his players and threatened more changes than planned this summer following the hugely disappointing 3-1 defeat at Brighton.
Kamara would have been a supreme coup for West Ham and a real statement of intent.
But Aston Villa have beaten West Ham to his signing it seems and Steven Gerrard is well aware what a big signing Kamara is.
“I am delighted that we have been able to attract one of the most promising young talents in European football,” Gerrard told Villa’s official site.
“We have a very clear plan to make our team stronger and Bouba is an important part of that.”
Kamara is a special talent and the prospect of a partnership with Declan Rice in the heart of West Ham’s midfield was mouthwatering.
But West Ham have missed out and Moyes must now go back to the drawing board in his search for reinforcements and a replacement central midfielder for Noble.
West Ham face a big rebuild this summer with at least six-eight players needed to replace those leaving.
Signing a high quality player like Kamara on a free would have been the perfect start. But instead Villa have showed their intentions to seriously rival the Hammers for the top six next season.
West Ham simply must get things right in the transfer market this summer.