With growing speculation that Malian striker Moussa Marega could leave for the English Premier League in the current transfer window his agent Aziz Ben Aissa has confirmed that there is interest in the striker from several clubs in England’s top flight.
Speaking to Portuguese publication A Bola, Aziz explained the player’s short term wish. “At 29, Moussa is no longer old enough to have dreams. Playing in the Premier League is more than an illusion, is an objective, as it will be for most footballers, he wants to play in the English Premier League,” said Aissa.
“Yes, it is true that we have been contacted by several English clubs. If a business arises that allows FC Porto to earn good money with the transfer that would be perfect and would make Moussa very happy because what he liked most was to repay FC Porto for the investment made by the club in so many years of contract,” he concluded.
Marega also expressed his admiration for the Premier League and his desire to continue his career in England. “For me, I think this is perhaps the best time to try my luck elsewhere, to live a new experience, to know a new championship, the Premier League, for example. It hurts me to say that because I am very attached to this club and its supporters who give me a lot,” explained Marega.
“I’ve liked this championship for a long time. At the same time, who does not like the Premier League? It’s a very big league, with very big players. It’s actually flattering when clubs are interested in you, but I have always dreamed of playing there. I want to be happy, with my family, in a championship that I love,” the striker concluded.
Marega is now in his last year of his deal and with a price tag of 15 million Euros Porto would want to make some money from his sale instead of losing him for free at the end of the 2020/21 season.
The striker played a big part last season for Porto scoring 14 goals as they clinched the double winning the Primeira Liga and Portuguese cup.
Clubs like West Ham, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are amongst the clubs who are rumoured to be interested in signing the Malian international and bring him to arguably the world’s most famous championship.
By Prince Sobayeni