West Ham consider summer move for Konate

According to France Football, West Ham United are interested in signing Amiens forward Moussa Konate in this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks have already joined West Ham this summer, and Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is expected to follow.

New Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini is intent on over-hauling the squad ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, however, meaning that more business will occur.

According to France Football, the London club are considering a move for Amiens striker Konate, although Burnley have also been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old.

Konate is currently with Senegal at the 2018 World Cup, and he came off the bench in his nation’s 2-1 win over Poland on Tuesday afternoon.

Would Konate be a good signing?

Valued at £5.4m by transfermarkt.co.uk, it is unlikely that West Ham would have to break the bank if they wanted to bring Konate to the London Stadium this summer.

The striker, who has previously been linked with Hull City, was in impressive form for Amiens last season – scoring 13 times in 33 Ligue 1 appearances, and 16 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions.

Konate has also scored nine times in 26 appearances for Senegal, and will be looking to play a key role in his country’s bid to make the knockout round of the 2018 World Cup.

A striker with explosive pace and impressive finishing, Konate netted 50 goals for Swiss outfit Sion before making the move to French football ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

The former Maccabi Tel Aviv forward signed a four-year contract with Amiens upon his arrival, but West Ham certainly have the finances to bring him to England this summer.