Going back in for a former target can go one of two ways. It could either prove that the manager was right all along, or it can show that it was a waste of time and money, and West Ham will be hoping not to fall in the latter.
The Hammers have been relentlessly linked with Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez over the past few months, with Sky Sports News reporting in January that a deal had been agreed between the two parties for the transfer of the Uruguayan, but here we are in June, and still the attacker is being reported with a move to east London via the Evening Standard.
The chase seems to be never-ending for West Ham, and now according to the Daily Star the club could be about to go in for another former transfer target in the form of Real Betis striker Loren Moron, who according to Mundo Deportivo via Hammers News turned down a move to east London last year, and 12 months later, it should be the club now saying no to a deal.
At 6 goals last season in the league, the 25-year-old striker has scored fewer goals than both Marko Arnautovic (10) and Javier Hernandez (7), as well as providing zero assists to his Betis teammates.
Comparing the striker to Arnautovic on WhoScored, Moron is statistically worse than the Austrian in virtually every category. The West Ham striker comes out on top in shots per game (2.2 to 1.8), key passes per game (1.3 to 0.3) and dribbles per game (0.7 to 0.5).
At £35 million per the Daily Star report, Moron would be a poor summer signing for West Ham given how poor he is compared to what the club already have, and if the Irons are to improve this summer in their attack, they should be targeting a striker who is at least on par with Arnautovic.
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