Moussa Marega could do a job for Jose Mourinho and Tottenham
It can be argued that Tottenham Hotspur still need to add another striker to their squad.
Currently, Jose Mourinho only has Harry Kane as an out-and-out striker to call upon, with support coming from the likes of wingers Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn.
Fernando Llorente is long gone, and Troy Parrott recently completed a loan move to Millwall.
With Spurs competing in the Europa League this term, it’ll important for Mourinho to have squad depth.
What is also important is to get someone who is of the right age and quality to be a back-up striker.
One man who might be ideal for Mourinho is the FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League.
The 24-cap Mali international only has a year remaining on his contract with the Portuguese giants, meaning any transfer should not break the bank. He does have a £27 million release clause according to A Bola, but Porto know they ideally need to sell knowing he won’t extend.
Spurs are currently operating on a sell-to-buy basis for foreign players having reached their quota for Europe, but Marega would be worth considering.
TBR’s View – Marega could be ideal for Mourinho
Marega has scored 60 goals in 145 appearances for Porto, which is a respectable record.
He is the kind of burly striker Mourinho has historically favoured, but also has a creative element to his game, as evidenced by his 15 assists last season and ability to play as a second striker as well.
At the age of 29, he is a ‘good’ age’ to play back-up to Kane and alleviate some of the burden. Mourinho cannot afford to burn out the England captain in what will be a grueling season.