West Ham United fans are torn over links with Porto’s £22million rated striker Moussa Marega.
Marega scoured 23 times last season to help fire Porto to the Liga NOS title, and attracted attention from across Europe with his powerful displays up-top.
Aston Villa, Everton and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for the Mali international, however it is West Ham who are now in prime position to land the 27-year-old, with reports suggesting the Hammers have opened talks over a potential deal for the striker.
Marega is reportedly working with agent Mark McKay of Excel Foot who helped West Ham sign Dimitri Payet from Marseille, with both parties hoping a deal can be struck in the coming fortnight.
The striker is understood to be tempted by the prospect of Premier League football, and Porto may be willing to sell-up should the right offer come in.
Premier League clubs have reached into the Portuguese market numerous times in recent years (especially Wolves this summer), however have endured mixed fortunes.
Success stories such as those of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United and Ricardo Carvalho to Chelsea have too often been eclipsed by disappointing arrivals – Lazar Markovic, Giannelli Imbula and Anderson being amongst the worst over the years.
That (in part, anyway) explains the Claret and Blue army’s apprehension over Marega’s proposed summer move to the London Stadium …
Get Vincent Aboubakar instead…???
— Afa Aseh Le Pro (@afaaseh) July 29, 2018
22m for a third striker is stupid when we need a cdm
— Jared White (@JaredPWhite) July 29, 2018
Got 23 goals last year in porto. Although he could be a starter he’d probably be a backup to Hernandez
— ⚒Devine Declan⚒ (@ioanydwi) July 28, 2018
he is a beast!!!
— WHU: Out of position (@highlanderFM87) July 30, 2018
Massively rate Marega, would love him at West Ham
— Stampar ? (@NStampar) July 30, 2018
Do we need Marega?
That isn’t what we crucially need
— Bradders (@bradleyjames22) July 30, 2018
Why? We don’t need him.
— Rob2018 (@Westham2018) July 27, 2018
Looks like a damn good Buy !! So Come on West Ham get in and Buy him !!! ⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Roy Jessep (@RoyJessep3) July 29, 2018