West Ham United: Terem Moffi bid on the table for ‘over a week’
West Ham United have had a bid on the table to sign Lorient striker Terem Moffi for ‘over a week’, according to reliable journalist Alan Nixon.
The Lowdown: West Ham enter talks over Moffi…
The seven-cap Nigeria international, who has been one of the top Ligue 1 scorers this season, has been at the centre of links claiming that he could join the Hammers this month. David Moyes‘ side have held talks over signing Moffi in January, with reports suggesting that contract negotiations have taken place.
West Ham sealed the signing of Danny Ings from Aston Villa last week, but following the Englishman’s injury, the east London club could now be considering their options.
The Latest: Moffi bid on table for ‘over a week’…
According to Nixon on Twitter, the Irons have had a bid on the table to sign Moffi for ‘over a week’.
Expanding on West Ham’s interest further, the journalist says that it appears the moment to make his signing ‘may have passed’, while there has also been no agreement on personal terms.
The Verdict: Blow for Moyes?
The 6 foot 2 striker has been a revelation for Lorient over 2022/23, scoring a brilliant 12 goals in 17 starts for the club, leaving little wonder as to why he has attracted interest from West Ham.
Moffi has also been called ‘explosive’ and a ‘big talent’ by members of the media, compliments backed up by his incredible goalscoring record this season.
The 23-year-old would have come to the London Stadium with bags of potential given his age and just how clinical he can be at finding the net.
His versatility is another plus point, given that Moffi is capable of playing as both a striker and attacking midfielder on the right-hand side.
West Ham’s battle against relegation highlights their need for more options both in defence and going forward, so missing out on the Nigeria international may come as a bitter blow for Moyes.