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West Ham: Irons could make late move for Gaetan Laborde

West Ham: Irons could make late move for Gaetan Laborde -West Ham News

West Ham United could make a late move for Rennes striker Gaetan Laborde, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Lowdown: Previous interest

This time last year, L’Equipe reported that the Hammers were keen to bring the Frenchman to the London Stadium from Montpellier.

However, the move failed to come to fruition, leaving the 28-year-old to join Ligue 1 side Rennes in a deal worth £15m.

Despite this, it appears West Ham’s interest in Laborde isn’t over, with a recent report touting the east London club with a late swoop before next Thursday’s deadline.

The Latest: Late move

According to a report by TuttoMercatoWeb, as relayed by Hammers.News, West Ham could make a late move to sign Laborde this summer.

Newcastle are also said to be interested in signing the Frenchman, so negotiations could turn out to be difficult for David Moyes’ side.

This follows a report from January which claimed the Ligue 1 outfit were willing to sell the 28-year-old for a £30m fee, after just six months at the club.

The Verdict: Good signing

With the Hammers currently going through a goal drought, having failed to score in their opening three Premier League games, the need for new attacking impetus at the London Stadium is clear.

In 38 league appearances last season, the forward netted 15 goals and produced eight assists – beating Jarrod Bowen, the Irons’ top scorer last season, who totalled 12 goals in the English top-flight.

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For his efforts, journalist Clement Carpentier dubbed Laborde a “goal machine” – something Moyes could really utilise with his side sat bottom of the Premier League table.

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