West Ham are considering a move for contract rebel Moussa Marega

West Ham are considering a move for Porto striker Moussa Marega this summer, according to The Express.

The Hammers are interested to secure the player’s signature after he turned down a contract offer by the Dragons.

The Mali international’s contract will expire next year and it is said that the 29-year-old wants to join a Premier League side this summer.

According to A Bola, Marega has put the Portuguese side in a difficult position, by refusing to sign a new contract and declaring his intention to exit the club. Instead of losing the player for free, the Primeira Liga side are, therefore, searching for buyers this summer.

The Hammers hired Sebastien Haller last summer from Eintracht Frankfurt, however, the 26-year-old failed to make an impression at London Stadium and is said to be leaving the club after spending just one season.

Michail Antonio performed incredibly well for the Irons towards the end of the last campaign, however, signing another forward could help them do better in the top-flight in 2020-21, and Moussa seems a very good fit for them.

The French-born Malian footballer has been a consistent performer for the Blue and Whites, with the 29-year-old smashing 15 goals in 45 appearances last season. He joined Porto in 2016 and has so far made 145 appearances for the club, scoring 60 goals and creating 28 assists.

He has also represented his country Mali on 25 occasions, with the player part of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where he managed to score against Mauritania.

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