Yesterday, Foot Mercato reported of Newcastle and West Ham interest in Porto striker Moussa Marega.
The big stumbling block to a deal was the reported €30m release clause in the player’s contract. That along with the player being twenty-eight-years old gave us some pause that Newcastle were truly interested in the player.
Inside Futbol have a new report out that Porto may be flexible in negotiations for the goal-scorer.
FC Porto Prepared To Be Flexible Over Newcastle and West Ham Target Moussa Marega https://t.co/KEJGXbWavi
— Inside Futbol (@insidefutbol) July 27, 2019
The report in Inside Futbol claims that the release fee is actually at €40m but that Porto will not necessarily hold clubs interested in Marega to that amount.
It is understood that the Malian international is desperate to play in the Premier League and that he wants to leave this summer to make the move.
Porto is said to want to keep Marega but due to the player’s wishes will listen to offers for him.
This is an interesting link as the player is a great finisher. However, he is 28-years-old and would still likely command a very high fee.