Wolverhampton Wanderers will reportedly pursue a deal for Porto Striker Moussa Marega – but would he be a good signing for the Molineux club?
The Leicester Mercury cite Portuguese outlet Correio de Manha in writing that Leicester City and West Ham United also have an interest in Marega.
The 28-year-old has found goalscoring relatively easy to come by of late, finding the back of the net 17 times last season and 22 times in 2017/18.
That trait is certainly something that Wolves could do with if they are to build on their efforts of last term and break into the top six, with sixth-placed Manchester United scoring 18 more goals than them last season.
At 6ft tall that Mali international isn’t the tallest of strikers out there, but his well-built frame gives him his strength that makes him a handful to any defender.
He is also known to be fairly quick for his build, making him dangerous when running at the defence on the counter-attack and also meaning he has the capability to play wide right if needed.
That would suit Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo should he wish to fit Marega and current starters Raul Jimenez, who the club have recently splashed £30m on, and Diogo Jota into the starting XI.
The forward also has considerable European competition experience having scored in six consecutive Champions League games for his club earlier this season, which could be vital if Wolves are to be successful in the 2019/20 Europa League.
One sticking point could be the fee, with the Mercury reporting that all three clubs are currently some way off Marega’s £35.5m release clause.
Paying such a substantial fee on a player that has never played in the Premier League could be a risk, although we all know how well Jimenez adapted last year.
With Wolves in need of striking depth and Porto seemingly willing to sell, signing Marega would be a sensible move for both parties.