Virals: West Ham ‘in pole’ to sign Marseille star Boubacar Kamara
West Ham are reportedly ‘in pole’ for the signing of Olympique Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.
The 22-year-old is wanted by the Hammers and Newcastle United ahead of a contract expiry at the end of the season.
Hailed as a ‘phenomenon’ by former teammate Rolando, the France Under 21 international has already started making waves on Ligue 1.
According to a report from Corriere dello Sport (print edition January 13th, page 19), as cited by Sport Witness on Twitter, the Irons are at the front of the pursuit.
Boubacar Kamara | Newcastle and West Ham ‘in pole’ to sign summer free agent – ‘Liked a lot’ in England, great prospecthttps://t.co/fGTKlJA1i5 #nufc #whufc #coyi
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) January 13, 2022
The report claims that the nine-cap youth star is ‘liked a lot’ in the Premier League and as a result may arrive this summer.
So far this season the defensive-minded midfielder has earned an impressive 7.01 Sofascore rating from 16 league outings.
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Valued at £22.5million and out of contract in six months (Transfermarkt), signing Kamara for free would be an outstanding piece of business for any club.
Albeit David Moyes’ squad is relatively well-stocked in the central midfield department, Mark Noble’s imminent retirement and the struggles of Alex Kral may see further reinforcement needed.
Just a matter of months younger than birthday boy Declan Rice, the Frenchman possesses plenty of similar qualities to the current West Ham star and could form a long-term partnership for many years to come.