Now that Moussa Marega is really not joining West Ham United, all the Portuguese press are commenting on id his situation at Porto.
Several outlets are pointing out that the player will have to apologise for trying to force a move to the London side, and it will take a while for him to get back to the team.
There’s nothing about West Ham’s late efforts to get the player.
Actually, newspaper Record says that the Hammers backed off so as not to break their relationship with Porto.
It’s claimed that David Sullivan Junior was received by the Porto president Pinto da Costa ‘with a cordiality’ that wasn’t corresponded.
Their failed attempt to get Yacine Brahimi was fine, but what Porto didn’t like was the way West Ham tried to convince Marega, triggering the player’s rebellion against the Dragons.
The local media claims that the Hammers offered €30m for Marega, but Porto demanded his release clause, which is of €40m. As West Ham could only pay that amount in different installments, the deal collapsed.