The Lowdown: West Ham busy in the transfer window…
Having entered talks for both Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca and Eintracht Frankfurt star Filip Kostic, the Premier League club are seemingly determined to strengthen ahead of the upcoming season.
Moyes’ side narrowly missed out on Europa League qualification for the 2022/23 campaign, potentially highlighting their need to strengthen in key areas if they are to keep pace with England’s top teams.
West Ham have already added Nayef Aguerd, Flynn Downes and a permanent deal for Alphonse Areola to their ranks as the new season looms, with one of the Championship’s foremost players possibly joining them at the London Stadium.
The Latest: West Ham eye Brereton Diaz move…
According to The Guardian, the Irons are keen on Blackburn’s star attacker Brereton Diaz, who can play both out wide and through the middle.
It is believed that West Ham are ‘keeping a close eye’ on his situation after his impressive season in the Championship in 2021/22, which yielded a head-turning 22 goals and three assists in 37 league appearances.
The Verdict: Keep watch…
The Chile international, who is reportedly valued at around £20m, could be a shrewd investment on behalf of Moyes and West Ham going by his form last year and plaudits from media and former coaches.
Journalist Josh Bunting of The Islington Gazette has called Brereton Diaz ‘sensational’, following on from Tony Mowbray’s glowing endorsement.
Where will West Ham finish at the end of 2022/2023?
Europa League place
The former Blackburn manager previously lauded Rovers’ marquee attacker as a ‘beast’, which may partly explain West Ham’s keen interest in the 23-year-old, and this may well be one to watch for the Hammers faithful given that there is still more than a month remaining in the summer transfer window.
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