Report: West Ham tracking Mbwana Samatta, whose potential has alerted Everton, Burnley and more

Ally Samatta celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group I match between KRC Genk and Malmo at Cristal Arena on September 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium.

West Ham United, Everton and Burnley are among the clubs being linked with Mbwana Samatta.

Ally Samatta celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Group I match between KRC Genk and Malmo at Cristal Arena on September 20, 2018 in Genk, Belgium.

West Ham United, Everton and Burnley are among the clubs being linked with Mbwana Samatta.

Samatta has scored 14 goals in 16 games for the Belgian side, Genk, this season - half of which have arrived in Europe.

 

And the Daily Mirror reports (October 6th, page 63) that West Ham are 'tracking' the Tanzanian, whose potential is also said to have alerted Everton, Burnley and Brighton and Hove Albion.

West Ham, like both Burnley and Brighton, are not currently short of options in Samatta's position, however it is plausible that Everton could enter the striker market if Oumar Niasse is sold in January - as has been reported in recent weeks.

Everton player Oumar Niasse pictured during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Having began his career in African football, Samatta moved to Europe with Genk - where he remains under contract for another 20 months - in early 2016.

The 5 ft 11 in striker has also scored 16 goals in 44 games for his country.

Ally Mbwana Samatta forward of Genk    during the UEFA Europa League match between Sarpsborg 08 FF and KRC Genk in Sarpsborg, Norway , 04

Would Samatta be a good addition for West Ham, Everton or Burnley?

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