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Report: West Ham and Newcastle set for summer battle for Fashion Sakala
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Report: West Ham and Newcastle set for summer battle for Fashion Sakala

According to a report from Sports Corna, West Ham and Newcastle are bracing themselves for a summer battle for the signature of KV Oostende striker Fashion Sakala.

Both the Hammers and the Magpies will surely be keen to bolster their attacking ranks this summer.

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Big money signings Sebastien Haller and Joelinton have both failed to impress since making their respective moves to West Ham and Newcastle.

Sports Corna suggest that the Hammers and the Toon could try to rectify their issues by signing KV Oostende forward Fashion Sakala.

Fashion Sakala (Photo by Christopher Lee – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

But would the Zambian be a wise addition for either side?

The 23-year-old has racked up nine goals and three assists in 30 appearances for KV Oostende this season (Transfermarkt).

Standing at 5ft 10 in tall, Sakala is an incredibly mobile striker. He likes to play off the shoulder of the last defender. And is well known for making tireless runs in behind the opposition’s defence and chasing lost causes (footballbh.net).

Fashion Sakala ( Photo by Q6012269#1Q / Photonews via Getty Images)

The Zambia under-23 international isn’t particularly strong in the air. He is best suited when playing alongside more of a target man type striker.

This would seemingly make him the perfect candidate to play with Haller at West Ham or Joelinton at Newcastle.

Sakala has allegedly caught the eye of both David Moyes and Steve Bruce.

It remains to be seen whether the Hammers or the Magpies will make a concrete move for the 23-year-old, however.