West Ham United are reportedly interested in another Marseille star in the next transfer window.
David Moyes will be looking to do most of his business in the Championship and Ligue 1 as he targets young, hungry players desperate to prove themselves in the Premier League (whufc.com).
West Ham have already been linked with a host of Marseille players.
The French side have appointed former West Ham MD Paul Aldridge. And his role is very specific.
West Ham linked with host of stars from cash-strapped Marseille
Aldridge will oversee the maximising of player sales to Premier League clubs to help ease Marseille’s dire financial situation.
Clearly West Ham want to try and take advantage. The Hammers have been linked with OM stars Morgan Sanson, Boubacar Kamara and Florian Thauvin.
And now a new report from French outlet Foot Mercato claims West Ham want to sign Marseille right back Bouna Sarr in the next window.
Hammers want right back Sarr in next window – report
The 28-year-old has starred for the Ligue 1 giants across the past five years since joining from Metz.
So much so that Marseille boss Andre Villas-Boas is said to be considering replacing former West Ham hero Dimitri Payet as captain with Sarr.
Pablo Zabaleta is leaving West Ham this summer.
And there are serious doubts about Ryan Fredericks’s ability and fitness to consistently perform at Premier League level.
That leaves West Ham relying on youngster Jeremy Ngakia. So a new right back is needed.
West Ham hold ace card over competition
And Foot Mercato says West Ham are serious about Sarr. Although there is reported competition from Atletico Madrid and Sevilla.
Of the three clubs, though, West Ham would offer Sarr guaranteed first team football while Ngakia continues to learn his craft under him.
Sarr was born to a Senegalese father and a Guinean mother.
But he has not chosen to represent either African nation and has remained uncapped at international level, despite talk of a call-up for France.