Evening Standard journalist Jack Rosser thinks multiple factors could stop Borussia Monchengladbach striker Breel Embolo from joining West Ham this summer.
According to 90min, West Ham have made an enquiry about the 24-year-old, who starred for Switzerland at the Euros, as they look to bolster their forward options.
Following Sebastien Haller’s move to Ajax back in January, the Hammers are light up front, with Michail Antonio the only recognised striker in their squad.
Would Embolo be a good signing?
Bringing in a new No.9 in this transfer window, though, does not look like it is going to be easy. Moyes has already made it clear that West Ham cannot afford to pay the £40m Chelsea want for Tammy Abraham, and Rosser is expecting a similar theme with Embolo.
“He’s an impressive player,” Rosser said to TT. “I don’t know whether he’s someone that would want to come in and be a number two.
“I know Moyes would like, if he can get a striker, to give real competition for Antonio. I know he’d like another one to come in, but again, that’s where you sort of get budget issues cropping up.”
It is not just up front where West Ham are struggling to strengthen. The position just behind the striker is also proving to be a problem, with The Athletic recently claiming that the east London club cannot afford to bring Manchester United star Jesse Lingard back to the London Stadium.
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