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West Ham: Hammers ‘very interested’ in Amine Gouiri

West Ham: Hammers ‘very interested’ in Amine Gouiri -Premier League News

West Ham United are reportedly ‘very interested’ in signing OGC Nice forward Amine Gouiri this summer, according to Foot Mercato (via Sport Witness). 

The lowdown: Rise to stardom

Signed by Nice from fellow Ligue 1 outfit Lyon in 2020, Gouiri has directly contributed to 46 goals in 84 outings for his current employers.

The 22-year-old France youth international has previously been linked to Liverpool and Newcastle United but is yet to get close to making a move away from his homeland.

Now, it appears as though the Hammers have joined the admirers for Gouiri and are actively pursuing a transfer in the ongoing window…

The latest: ‘Very interested’

As per Foot Mercato, translated by SW, West Ham are ‘very interested’ in signing the 21-cap France Under 21 starlet.

However, it’s claimed that Nice have ‘other plans’ for their prized asset and a sale is ‘therefore absolutely not on the agenda’ as things stand.

The report also states that Rennes are keen on the youngster, who was labelled a ‘potential world-class talent’ by Ligue 1 expert Adam White.

The verdict: Stellar signing

Although this deal is seemingly some way off becoming a possibility, should the Hammers be able to entice Gouiri to the London Stadium and indeed convince Nice to sell, it would have to be regarded as a sensational coup for the east Londoners.

Capable of playing across the frontline, the exciting youngster would be a welcome attacking option in the Irons’ ranks, potentially to go alongside the heavily linked Napoli supremo Piotr Zielinski.

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West Ham boss David Moyes on the touchline

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Last season, the £37.8million valued attacker – who was once praised by Kylian Mbappe no less – scored 12 times and provided ten assists in 43 appearances across all competitions, earning an impressive 7.05 Sofascore rating whilst completing 1.6 dribbles, 1.3 key passes and 40.7 touches on average per top-flight outing.

Sharing similar stylistic traits to such highly regarded forwards as Memphis Depay and Paulo Dybala (Fbref), signing Gouiri would be a superb addition to David Moyes’ squad to accompany the capture of Gianluca Scamacca and if possible, should be regarded as a must-do piece of business for GSB and Rob Newman.

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