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West Ham Eyeing Bargain Striker

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 West Ham United have received positive news in their pursuit of Congolese striker Simon Banza. According to Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha, Braga are willing to sell the player this summer, potentially for a fee considerably less than his release clause.

While Banza has three years remaining on his contract, Braga appears to believe this summer offers the best chance to maximize their profit. They are reportedly willing to accept €25 million, significantly lower than his €40 million release clause.

West Ham’s struggles this season, particularly their reliance on winger Jarrod Bowen as a makeshift striker, highlight their lack of a true centre forward. With European aspirations for next season, a natural striker is a top priority.

Banza’s 21 goals in 27 league games speak volumes about his goalscoring prowess. His playing style, characterised by pace, dribbling ability, and aerial presence, complements West Ham’s attacking talents like Bowen and Mohammed Kudus.

The reported €25 million price tag represents a potential bargain for a striker of Banza’s calibre. However, West Ham will need to act quickly as other clubs are likely interested in acquiring him.

Banza will look to sign off on his Braga career on a high note when they face Porto on Saturday. West Ham will be closely watching his performance to solidify their transfer decision.

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  • Deathblow says:

    …speak volumes about his goalscoring prowess…in Portugal, not a top league.
    Another ‘bargain’. Not.

  • ResultsMatter says:

    There are about 24 Portuguese players in the Premier League. Not bad for a poor country with 11 million people. Their league must be awful. 😉

    • Kip says:

      Again it’s from a Portuguese paper. With your so called contacts at the club ..can’t you give us anything from inside the club that might actually happen???? Rather than than just re reporting papers from other countries

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