Southampton hijacking West Ham move for 22m pounds rated star could be the biggest steal of the summer

Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham are in contact with FC Porto over the possible signing of Moussa Marega. The Portuguese giants rate the striker in the region of 22m pounds.

The Hammers are in talks that could see the 27-year-old move to London Stadium after impressing last season. 

Marega, a 13-time capped Mali international, played a key role as Porto clinched the Liga NOS title last season. The target man scored 22 goals and assisted 4 in 29 Portuguese top-flight matches.

Marega mainly can play a wide array of roles in the forward line, making him a tantalizing prospect for Southampton. Moving to London Stadium would see him competing against the likes of Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Felipe Anderson to start in Pellegrini’s XI.

Considering the fact that Mark Hughes’ charges only scored 37 goals in 38 EPL games last season, Southampton must make a move for Marega. The Saints shipped in 56 goals and narrowly survived a relegation scare in the previous term.

There will be growing concern among Southampton fans as the club drew blanks in a recent 3-0 pre-season hammering by Championship side Derby County. Furthermore, no Southampton player hit double digits last season. Charlie Austin almost single-handedly kept the south-coast side in the EPL, scoring 7 goals despite starting only 10 top-flight games.

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