FC Porto striker Moussa Marega is set to leave the club, according to various reports in Portugal. And it looks like West Ham could be the most likely destination for Marega.
After tracking him last summer (Sky Sports News), West Ham could be set to revisit this deal ahead of the 2019/20 season. And if some Portuguese media reports are to be believed, Marega might be heading to West Ham this summer.
Portuguese reports on Moussa Marega
Two leading Portuguese newspapers have covered this story, both relayed by Sport Witness. And the two news outlets have varying versions of this transfer deal.
According to A Bola (via Sport Witness), Marega has been ‘sold’ for his €40m (just under £35m) release clause. The Mali international is reportedly heading to England.
And West Ham have been named as the most likely destination for Marega, who wanted to join the Hammers last summer. Judging by this report, West Ham are close to signing Marega.
But O Jogo (via Sport Witness) has a different version of events. O Jogo claims Porto have received a €30m (roughly £26m) bid from an unnamed English side, thought to be West Ham.
Porto are waiting for an improved offer, which would be €10m more than this bid. West Ham, Everton and Swansea City have been mentioned in the past, although the latter will be out of this race due to their Championship status.
The Hammers do need a new striker in the summer. And Marega might be the man to solve Manuel Pellegrini’s problem position.