West Ham will have their eyes set firmly on securing a European spot in the new campaign after a less than convincing season last time out.
The Hammers have already splashed the cash on a number of players this summer and they don’t look like slowing down anytime soon. Indeed, the London club received a boost in their pursuit of another possible addition, as according to Portuguese media outlet Record, Moussa Marega is desperate to leave his current club Porto this summer, and is trying to force a move to West Ham United.
Interestingly, it’s believed that West Ham are keen to sign the striker, and are prepared to pay €30 million (£26.7 million) to secure his services.
Although, it’s understood that his current club Porto are not willing to sell for a penny less than €40 million (£35.6 million).
But, with the 27-year-old refusing to play for Porto tonight in their Super Cup clash with Aves in an attempt to force through a move to the London Stadium, things are looking positive for the Hammers.
The forward has been one of the most impressive strikers in Europe over the past couple of years as he continues to score goals over in Portugal. Indeed, he was on fire last season, scoring 22 goals in 29 Primeira Liga outings.
But, with him reportedly refusing to feature tonight, the Hammers are one step closer to securing his services before the transfer window shuts.
The Hammers won’t complain about his current position as they’re desperate to secure the services of a striker this summer, with other positions on the field already covered.