Filed: Wednesday, 8th August 2012
By: Staff Writer
Reports from Senegal suggest that Moussa Konate is currently in London negotiating a move to England.
The 19-year-old striker has been one of the biggest succeses of the Olympic football tournament, scoring five times in his four appearances during the games - making him the competition's second-highest goalscorer.
Just last week, the Maccabi Tel Aviv forward revealed that he would be interested in a move to West Ham after he was linked with the Hammers. "There is talk of interest from West Ham and that would make me very happy," he said, adding ""I hope I can move to the Premier League."
This morning, reports from Senegalese media claimed that Konate was set to achieve his dream move - although his exact destination remains unclear.
Speaking via Twitter, a journalist reporting on behalf of the Senegalese Football Federation said: "I can't confirm where yet but London 2012 star Moussa Konate is in the midst of negotiations for a transfer to England."
Senegal, who drew 1-1 with Great Britain - a game in which Konate opened his account for the tournament - were knocked out of the competition by Mexico in the first knockout phase.
Further to that goal the young striker scored twice against Uruguay, once against the United Arab Emirates before closing his account with a goal against Mexico.
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by ken pearce
07:01PM 8th Aug 2012
''Here we go again with yet another striker story. So far it's been Carroll, Richardson, Konate, Adebayor et al. Well once we got refused by the bargain basement in Europe we should have seen it as inevitable. It must be due to players refusing to consider West Ham that has created this fervour, or is it a PR exercise?
Well I would have expected Big Sam to be looking for at least three defenders e.g. a right back and two central defenders to shore up what we have and provide some cover. Then we turn to a creative midfielder (problem is that everyone is looking for the same thing) and next comes a striker, as it would appear that either Maynard or Baldock or even both could be moving, that is if we believe what is in the press.
Time will tell, and there's not much of that left, so here we are down to the last few days, and still cover is needed, so signing Silva could be a good move, that's the midfield done. Next Abdoulaye Ba for a central defender, and then one other. If we go for Ba then why not look at Konate for front both Senagal players. Next just the other centreback so I'll leave that to Sam.
Well there you have it Sam, get them and it won't cost a fortune and we have some left for another centre back and right back. Then you can play 4-5-1, 4-3-3, 4-4-2 or 4-6.
As I've said there's not long to go and we will probably end up with what have now despite all of the hype. Still, we can all dream, that reminds of a song.
Not long now.''
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