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Report: €40m Porto striker linked with Hammers

The Daily Express yesterday claimed again that West Ham is chasing Porto striker Moussa Marega.

The report seems to be based on comments made by Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol a few days ago who said: “West Ham have spent quite a lot of money under their new manager Manuel Pellegrini and they still want to spend more money, Our information is they have held talks over signing Porto striker Moussa Marega. He scored 23 times last season to help Porto win the Portuguese title. The Portuguese club are looking for around £22million.”

The Portuguese press has linked Msrega with a whole host of Premier League clubs including West Ham this summer but has recently said that FC Porto will not budge below his €40m (£35.5m) release clause and they are not interested in negotiating a deal below that amount.

At the £35,5m price tag a Summer transfer unlikely although they is said to be real interest. Pellegrini is said to be keen to keep both Mark Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez at West Ham as his two main strikers and is looking for a backup striker to replace Jordan Hugill who is expected to be loaned out or sold. Andy Carroll is expected to return once again from injury in November.

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Angel Romero who has scored 5 goals in 3 days for Cortitians since switching to a striker role continues to be linked with a move to the West Ham.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Report: €40m Porto striker linked with Hammers

  1. The Paraguayan Romero is much more likely and best mates with Balbuena isn’t he ? imho at £35m for a 29 year old I think Marega is ? It makes no sense, also unless we are selling Arnie its hard to see him being first choice unless the manager is going to play 4222, the player I hope we buy is still Mario or loan to buy whatever, seeing the midfield so far Obiang / Kouyate / Rice none seem to have the football ability to fill in the slots in front of the back four, of those three Rice being young enough can do a defensive job and can establish himself although to me he still has a lot to learn and could find himself frequently exposed without adequate support which defensively won’t come from Noble.

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