It seems that West Ham United can forget about Moussa Marega now.
Earlier this summer, when David Sullivan Jr travelled to Portugal, it looked like the London side were on a serious mission to take a player from Porto.
But their offer wasn’t good enough to sign the striker, even though the player himself made many efforts for the bid to be accepted.
Marega had a row with manager Sérgio Conceição, and because of that, had to apologise to all the squad so he could get back in the team. That’s why he missed the first three games of the season and now fights to recover his starting spot.
And now, as reported by O Jogo, Marega is at peace with his club and has accepted a contract extension offered by the Dragons.
So the €40m release clause, which West Ham couldn’t afford this summer, should now be increased. And his contract, which runs until 2020, should now go until 2021 or 2022.
That makes the transfer to West Ham even more unlikely now, and it’s hard to believe that the Hammers would try again with a bigger price.