West Ham fans may be shocked at their current promising position in the Premier League table as they’ve not exactly been perfect in recent times. However, the Hammers are in with a great chance of securing a European spot, which would be a great next step for the London Stadium.
It’s safe to say that things aren’t looking good ahead of the summer transfer window for the Hammers, with lots of changes needing to be made and players potentially heading for the exits.
Although, it appears as if the London club already have their sights on strengthening, as according to Correio de Manha (90 min), West Ham United are still interested in FC Porto’s Moussa Marega. The Hammers definitely need to strengthen in attacking areas, so David Gold and David Sullivan will surely prioritise a move for the forward.
With that being said, here are the potential consequences of signing Marega…
DAVID GOLD AND DAVID SULLIVAN SPLASH THE CASH
David Gold and David Sullivan weren’t afraid to splash the cash back in the summer transfer window, and it’s safe to say they’ll have to do the same again if they are to stand any chance of challenging next season.
Moussa Marega reportedly (as per Correio de Manha, via 90 min) has a release clause in the region of €40 million (£34.1 million), so the Hammers may have to go big in order to bring him to the London Stadium. The Mali international is more than worth it as he’s scored goals for fun this season, with his tally standing at 17.
JAVIER HERNANDEZ POTENTIALLY REPLACED
One thing West Ham United fans will agree on is that Javier Hernandez just hasn’t been good enough in the current campaign, as he’s managed to find the back of the net just six times in 24 appearances.
It’s safe to say that Hernandez could be on his way out of the London Stadium in the summer after witnessing his performances this season, but one thing that is certain is the fact that Marega would go ahead of the Mexican in the pecking order, which is understandable as the Mali international has been on fire.
So, Manuel Pellegrini could find himself with a natural goalscorer at the pinnacle of the attack and an inconsistent forward off the club’s wage bill.
West Ham United fans, surely you must be desperate for your side to sign a striker?