West Ham reportedly could now face strong competition from Roma for the signing of Marseille ace Boubacar Kamara in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Corriere dello Sport who claims that Roma boss Jose Mourinho has identified the 22-year-old Marseille ace as the ideal replacement for Amadou Diawara, if the Guinea international leaves the Italian capital.
West Ham boss David Moyes wants to bring Kamara to the London Stadium as well according to a report from Corriere dello Sport (print edition January 13th, page 19).
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In fact, the Italian media outlet claimed that the Hammers are leading the race to sign the young defensive midfielder from Marseille on a free transfer in the summer.
Central midfield is an area where West Ham should be looking to bolster in the summer. Moyes is clearly not sold on Alex Kral, so it would be no surprise to see the Czech Republic international sent back to Spartak Moscow.
And Marseille star Kamara would be a sensational addition for the Hammers. We may well have our work cut-out in the race to sign him though…
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Corriere dello Sport reckon that Jose Mourinho is keen to bring the young Frenchman to Rome in the summer on a free transfer.
That means that West Ham will have to act fast if we want to strike a deal for the talented Marseille midfielder.
Kamara is said to be demanding a wage of around €5 million (£4.2 million) per year. That works out at around £80k-a-week – a salary that West Ham should have no problem matching.
Kamara would be a truly sensational addition to David Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium.
The 22-year-old would undoubtedly take us to another level entirely. He is a quite brilliant young player and Milan Reports describe the Frenchman as a ‘sensational’ talent.
In 18 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille this season, Kamara has averaged 1.6 tackles and 1.1 interceptions per match. He’s made 60.6 passes on average per game and has recorded an incredibly successful completion rate of 89.5% (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.
Snapping Kamara up on a free transfer in the summer would be unbelievable business for West Ham.
Roma sniffing around the Frenchman will undoubtedly present us with a problem, however…
Hopefully the Hammers ace fast because this is a transfer that we should be all over.