Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth had made a definitive West Ham United transfer claim as David Moyes eyes a move for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.
The Lowdown: West Ham keeping busy…
The Irons are looking to bolster their ranks and keep pace with the Premier League elite after just falling short of Europa League qualification last term.
West Ham are believed to be in talks for multiple players ahead of what will be a crucial 2022/23 campaign at the London Stadium, with Ligue 1 sensation Onana also a firm target.
The Latest: Sheth makes definitive Onana claim…
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the Sky Sports journalist says that West Ham are ‘definitely’ still in the mix as Moyes aims to upgrade a ‘priority position’ in midfield.
He explained: “I just wonder whether Lille are trying to fish out other clubs who might be interested in Onana as well, but West Ham are definitely interested.
“It’s another priority position for them. The strike force and central midfield are two of the areas that they really wanted to strengthen.”
Where will West Ham finish at the end of 2022/2023?
Europa League place
The Verdict: Get it done?
If West Ham can whittle down Onana’s £50m valuation, the 20-year-old could prove to be a shrewd prospective capture given his real potential and the fact that he has already worked his way into a star-studded Belgium international squad.
The colossal 6 foot 4 defensive midfielder could gift Moyes a different option to mainstay duo Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek in front of the back four, not to mention being a potential star of the future.
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