Signing Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer in the summer would be absolutely sensational business for West Ham United.
Hammers manager David Moyes wanted to bring the 22-year-old midfielder to the London Stadium during the January transfer window according to a report from Corriere dello Sport (print edition January 13th, page 19) and The Sun.
West Ham ended up not signing anybody, however.
Strengthening central midfield may well be one of Moyes’s main priorities by the time the summer transfer window comes around.
Mark Noble is set to hang up his boots at the end of this season whilst Alex Kral will surely be sent back to Spartak Moscow after his underwhelming loan spell in East London.
There is also the concern that Declan Rice will be sold with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all chasing his services (The Telegraph).
It is clear to see that we will be really weak in the middle of the park unless Moyes brings in one or two top class central midfielders.
And there is one option in particular that would represent absolutely unreal business for West Ham…
West Ham signing Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer would be incredible
The 22-year-old is out of contract with Marseille in the summer and will be free to walk away from the Stade Velodrome for absolutely nothing.
There will undoubtedly be strong competition for his signature but the Hammers really should be going all out to bring him to East London.
Kamara is a special, special player and he is one of the few players on the planet who could actually replace Declan Rice if the unthinkable does happen.
The Marseille defensive midfielder 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 21 Ligue 1 appearances for Marseille this season, Kamara has averaged 1.7 tackles and 1.2 interceptions per match. He’s made 63.5 passes on average per game and has recorded an incredibly successful completion rate of 89.8% (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.
Kamara is allegedly demanding £150k-a-week from his potential suitors (The Sun). Considering the fact that he’s available on a free transfer in the summer, West Ham should be more than comfortable paying him that kind of salary.
The Marseille ace is one of the very best at what he does in world football. He is very much a defence-minded central midfielder and would provide a really solid level of cover for our defenders.
The 22-year-old Frenchman would be an exceptional addition for the Hammers. We think that there is every chance that this one will happen. Let’s just hope that he’s signed as competition for Declan Rice and not as a replacement for him!