Even though the links between Everton and Moussa Marega aren’t the strongest pushed rumours in the transfer market, they still shouldn’t be forgotten.
The striker’s agent has confirmed talks, while the Portuguese press claimed that the Tofffees have been travelling to watch him. So it looks likes there’s something in it at some level.
Now there’s a small update on the player’s situation coming from Portugal today, and that’s about the price Porto should demand in case he’s sold this summer.
With many football fans not being aware of how the market in Portugal works, people normally check Transfermarkt, which calculates a price the player should be worth.
Marega is currently valued at €12m by the website, an amount which Porto would never consider to sell him for.
Club administrator Fernando Gomes has spoken to the local press this Monday, and as covered by O Jogo, he made sure to say that Marega’s price is much bigger.
“The book value of each player is the acquisition value less the amortisation made each year at the club. The market value is something else. And yet relative. The website Transfermarkt, for example, makes an assessment. Marega in this site valued at €12m. For this amount he doesn’t leave, for sure.”
With 23 goals and 8 assists this season, there’s no doubt Marega is worth €30m+ on the open market, especially if a Premier League club like Everton goes for him.
In March the player’s agent Aziz Ben Aissa told A Bola: “It’s true there’s been contacts about him from various English clubs, among them Everton, but no decision was taken. And it will only be furthered with the knowledge and consent of FC Porto. Anything else you say more than this will be speculation.”
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) May 15, 2018