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West Ham: Irons eye move for Ben Brereton Diaz as journalist shares price

West Ham: Irons eye move for Ben Brereton Diaz as journalist shares price - Premier League News

West Ham United could sign Blackburn Rovers star Ben Brereton Diaz for a fee ‘in excess of £10m’, as reported by Graeme Bailey for 90min.

The Lowdown: Hammers make transfer plans…

The Hammers enjoyed one of their best transfer windows in history over the summer with some record-breaking spending. They completed deals for Alphonse Areola, Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet, Thilo Kehrer, Emerson Palmieri and club-record signing Lucas Paqueta.

However, the Irons’ league position and goalscoring record is hardly a reflection of that outlay, with David Moyes’ side currently sitting 15th in the Premier League.

In addition, only Nottingham Forest, Wolves and Everton have scored fewer top-flight goals than the east Londoners in 2022/23, potentially forcing the club to ponder a mid-season return to the market.

The Latest: Bailey shares Brereton Diaz interest…

Taking to Twitter and sharing an article for 90min, Bailey has shared news on West Ham’s interest in Championship star Brereton Diaz.

The Chile international has continued his fine form from last season with 10 goal contributions in 20 second-tier starts this term (WhoScored), prompting interest from a host of top-flight clubs including the Irons.

As per Bailey for 90min, West Ham are apparently eyeing a move for Brereton Diaz and have even sent scouts to watch him in action recently.

Bailey added on social media that Blackburn could be ‘swayed‘ by a January offer ‘in excess of £10m‘ for the forward despite the damage that it could inflict on their promotion chances.

The Verdict: Bargain?

Considering that Rovers reportedly valued the 23-year-old at around £30m earlier this year, a fee in excess of £10m could be seen as a real bargain.

His current deal at Ewood Park expires in 2023, meaning that West Ham could sign the free-scoring South American for a cut-price fee mid-season.

Still quite young, Brereton Diaz’s scintillating form has attracted praise from members of the press, some of whom have called him an ‘undoubted star’ of Rovers’ high-flying promotion chasers.

The sheer amount of clubs taking an interest in the Chile forward perhaps best sums up the player’s quality, and Moyes could land a real coup if he manages to beat off all the competition to his signature.

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