Crystal Palace & Norwich Target Mbwana Samatta Set for January Move to Premier League

​Genk striker Mbwana Samatta will be allowed to depart the Belgian club this month if an offer of £8.5m is made for the 27-year-old. 

It is understood that the Tanzanian has a verbal agreement with the club that he will be allowed to depart as soon as possible if his release clause is met, with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion all reportedly keen on signing the forward. 

Samatta has had an impressive season so far with Genk, scoring 10 goals and registering two assists so far in the 2019/20 season, and his performances have caught the eye of several Premier League clubs. 

Ally Mbwana Samatta,Trent Alexander-Arnold

According to Belgian outlet ​Het Laatste Nieuws, Samatta could become the first Tanzanian to feature for a ​Premier League side as interest continues to increase from a host of English clubs.

Genk are believed to be resigned to the fact they will lose their star striker in the January transfer window after Samatta's imposing performances in the UEFA Champions League, in which he scored two goals against RB Salzburg and one against ​Liverpool during the competition's group stage.

Samatta can play as the focal point of attack as a centre-forward, or as a second-striker in a partnership up front. He has scored 76 goals in 191 appearances for the Blauw-Wit, which has proved to be an attractive trait to a host of ​Premier League clubs.


Some ​reports even claim a move is already in the pipeline, with ​Aston Villa and ​West Ham also keen on the services of the former TP Mazemba star. 

Aston Villa remain keen on signing a striker during this months transfer window following the injury to Wesley, having been forced to play winger Anwar El Ghazi and midfielder Jack Grealish against ​Manchester City.

Meanwhile, ​Crystal Palace and ​Newcastle have struggled with injuries in the strikers department this season and remain keen to bring in reinforcements to cope with the demand of the second half of the season.

Source : 90min