Everton and West Ham United could end up in a transfer battle once the season closes for FC Porto striker Moussa Marega. The Mali international has been on their radar this season, and a reported £35m release clause is placed into the attacker’s contract with the Portuguese club.
In January, it was thought Leicester City and Brighton were the leading Premier League side keen on signing the 26-year-old who had enjoyed an impressive season at Estadio do Dragao this season as end of the campaign is drawing nearer.
However, the latest speculation is that three other Premier League clubs Swansea, Everton and West Ham United are extending their interest in the player.
It’s said that the player is interested in a move to the Premier League next season, but the Portuguese side are prepared to wait until any club meet with his release clause as they don’t want to lose their star striker.
While Swansea won’t be able to meet with the club’s £35m, likes of Everton and West Ham have the capability to pay whatever Porto would demand for the player.
This mean the transfer will be between Everton and West Ham going head to head in a bid to capture his signature this summer.
However, it does seem at this point in time as if Everton’s striker woes are over having seen the success of Cenk Tosun in recent weeks. The Turkish forward drew some worry from Merseyside at the beginning of his Toffees career, but a quick adjustment period has seen Tosun find his feet in the Premier League.