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West Ham United backed to sign Ben Brereton Diaz

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West Ham United have been backed to secure a transfer deal for Blackburn Rovers attacker Ben Brereton Diaz. 

The Lowdown: West Ham’s interest in Brereton Diaz

The east London club were linked with a move for the Blackburn star during the previous summer transfer window.

Recent reports have then claimed that the Hammers are plotting a move to sign the Chile international during the upcoming January window.

With that in mind, it now appears that David Moyes’ side have been touted to bring Brereton Diaz to the London Stadium once the winter transfer window opens for business.

The Latest: West Ham touted to sign Brereton Diaz

Speaking to Football Insider, former Premier League player Alan Hutton, who now contributes for the BBC as a pundit, had this to say on the matter. He said:

“I think every manager will tell you they want as many strikers as possible. Especially ones that can score goals so it does not surprise me. There has been interest before. I think he is probably ready now to take that next step.

“I think the likes of West Ham would be a good club for him. [Gianluca] Scamacca has come in and done well, [Michail] Antonio has had to be on the bench recently.

“I think you always want options especially in the Premier League. I think it would be a good buy if they can get him for the right money.

“He has proved himself in the Championship so it is time to go and have a crack at the big league and I am sure he is more than capable.”

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The Verdict: Could save Moyes’ job

Hailed as an “elite” player by Gary Brazil, Brereton Diaz has scored 52 goals in 209 club appearances at senior and youth levels prior to Rovers’ clash against Burnley on Sunday lunchtime.

West Ham got a good idea of the goal threat that the 23-year-old carries as he scored the late equaliser in the recent 2-2 draw between the Hammers and Blackburn in the EFL Cup.

Should West Ham sign Brereton Diaz in January?





With pressure reportedly mounting on Moyes, adding a figure like Brereton Diaz, who has racked up more attempts at goal (61) in the Championship this season than any other player in the division and scored nine goals in doing so, could be just what the Scotsman needs to get his side firing and take away the pressure on him.

Moving forward, with January in mind, it could be a wise move for West Ham to do all they can to sign the Blackburn star and bring him to the London Stadium.

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