Sam Allardyce

Everton & West Ham set sights on prolific Porto star

As per a report from the Mirror this afternoon, Premier League duo West Ham United and Everton are both eyeing summer moves for Porto striker Moussa Marega.

Prolific goalscorer

Marega, a 26-year-old Malian international, has been on the books of Porto since 2016, when he joined the Portuguese giants from Maritimo.

A loan spell with Vitoria Guimarães last season proved extremely fruitful, with Marega having since continued his scintillating form back at the Estádio do Dragão with Porto this season.

To this point in the campaign, the 13-time capped international has racked up a hugely impressive 20 goals and 3 assists in 24 Liga NOS outings (22 starts), alerting some of Europe’s biggest clubs to his talents.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – OCTOBER 17: Moussa Marega of Porto runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group G match between RB Leipzig and FC Porto at Red Bull Arena on October 17, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

PL links

English giants Manchester United and Chelsea were both linked with moves for Marega in January, with the latter having reportedly identified the African goalscorer as an alternative to eventual signing Olivier Giroud.

However, as per the aforementioned report from the Mirror this afternoon, United and Chelsea are not the only Premier League outfits eager to coax Marega to England, with both West Ham and Everton having also scouted the pacy attacker, with a view to a summer bid.

Marega’s current contract with Porto contains a release clause of £35 million, though a Premier League bidding war could well see the former Amiens’ star’s price-tag rise even further.

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