Date: 16th May 2019 at 8:24am
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West Ham United are the likely destination for striker Moussa Marega when he leaves Porto this summer, according to A Bola.

The Portuguese outlet claims that the Mali international will be allowed to leave Sérgio Conceição’s side when and if a club exercises his £35million release clause.

Marega has always wanted to move to the Premier League, and it would appear that he will get his chance with a switch to the London Stadium this summer.

The 28-year-old has scored 28 goals this season, including six in nine Champions League games, where he emerged as a goal machine in Europe’s premier club competition.

OPINION

This is very exciting news for West Ham fans. The club have long been linked with a move for Marega and it appears that they may finally get their man this summer. The Malian has proven himself as an elite goalscorer in Portugal and in the Champions League, and so he’s as sure a bet as any prolific striker from a foreign league can be. He’s a quick, powerful player who would appear to suit the Premier League, so it’s a move that makes plenty of sense on paper. The Hammers are likely to dip into the striker market this summer, with uncertainty surrounding the futures of Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez and Andy Carroll almost certain to leave. However, there has been talk that the club will limit their spending a bit after a mammoth summer of spending a year ago, so whether they are prepared to pay the £35million required to get Marega in remains to be seen.