According to The Sun, Brighton have joined West Ham United in the race to sign Mohamed Bayo from Clermont in Ligue 1.
The Lowdown: Hammers eye Bayo
The Hammers have been linked with a move for the Guinea international, who has impressed for Clermont this season and last.
However, it seems they may have competition from another Premier League club for the in-demand 23-year-old.
The Latest: Brighton also want Bayo
As per The Sun, Brighton are also looking to sign Bayo.
Clermont are said to be looking for £10m for the Guinean, with French club Bordeaux also said to be interested in his services.
The Verdict: West Ham need him
As it stands, David Moyes only has Michail Antonio as a realistic option at centre-forward. The Jamaica international has been in fantastic form this season, scoring six goals in eight games in all competitions (Transfermarkt), but if he were to become unavailable for a significant amount of time, there would be no natural replacement for him.
Would you like to sign Bayo?
If Bayo were to make the move to the London Stadium, he could well be a fantastic option for Moyes. Last season, he scored 22 goals in 38 Ligue 2 games, and has already found the back of the net five times in eight outings this term upon Clermont’s maiden Ligue 1 campaign, while also providing two assists.
It remains to be seen who wins the race for his signature, but based on those figures and the lack of covef for Antonio, a player like him is very much needed for West Ham.
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