Report: Watford, Tottenham enter race to sign FC Sion striker Moussa Konate

Watford and Tottenham want Konate, who has also been linked with West Ham and Newcastle United.

As reported by Blick, Tottenham and Watford are keen on signing Moussa Konate this summer, and the latter team have already opened discussions with current club FC Sion concerning his transfer.

Christian Constantin, chairman of the Swiss club, confirmed in the article that Gino Pozzo has already visited him to talk about a potential move for Konate this summer.

He said: “The Watford president has already visited me.”

Konate, 22, is a full Senegalese international with an impressive goal record for Sion. He signed for the club last summer from FK Krasnodar, and went on to score a prolific 22 goals in 33 games for the club, across domestic league and cup action, as well as the Europa League.

He has also played for Genoa and Maccabi Tel Aviv in his short career, and has netted four times for Senegal in just nine games.

The 22-year-old’s impressive campaign saw him garner interest from England earlier in the summer, with both Newcastle and West Ham linked to him. The Daily Mirror reported that the Hammers are considering a bid to partner him up with international teammate Diafra Sakho, whilst the Mail has indicated a long-term interest in the forward from Newcastle.

The latest interest from the Premier League suggests that both Spurs and Watford want to bring him to England this summer, and the Hornets appear to be in discussions with him already.

He may be unproven in England, but a prolific goal record and young age have made him a key transfer target. Watford are leading the race for the forward, and it remains to be seen whether any of the other three interested parties formalise their interest into a concrete approach in the coming weeks.

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