Portuguese sports activities outlet A Bola have reported that Porto striker Moussa Marega will go away in the summertime with Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham United outlined as his subsequent dwelling.
What’s the phrase, then?
The Malian worldwide has all the time needed a transfer to the Premier League and can depart the Estadio do Dragao this summer season if his €40million launch clause may be met, more than likely to east London.
Marega is a 28-year-old pacey, bodily striker who finest operates simply behind or to the appropriate of the centre-forward.
The person firmly within the peak years of his profession acquired his large transfer in early summer season 2016 when he was picked up by one of many largest golf equipment in Portugal while enjoying for Vitoria Guimaraes SC, impressing vastly and catching the attention since.
It looks as if Hammers co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan are lastly utilizing their brains when trying to find a brand new striker, in contrast to many earlier switch home windows.
The West Ham recruitment staff have already recognized Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez and Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic as two attacking targets – in that order.
Nonetheless, by seemingly including a 3rd choice to the desk, they’re guaranteeing that they’ll find yourself with at the least one respectable ahead by the beginning of August as an alternative of placing all their eggs in a single basket chasing a single participant.
The East Londoners will certainly must bolster their striker ranks this summer season with the opportunity of exits for Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez.
In fact, they’ll need to signal both or each of Gomez and Mitrovic earlier than the beginning of the brand new season, but when they will’t get both, Marega is a succesful various.
Marega has proved himself on the largest stage in Europe, scoring six and aiding two on this season’s UEFA Champions League in addition to contributing to 18 targets in Liga Nos. This, amongst many different elements, makes him a really engaging possibility certainly for Pellegrini.