West Ham United ‘would be ready’ to pay an eight-figure fee in the race to sign Burnley winger Dwight McNeil this summer, according to reports.
The Lowdown: West Ham in McNeil hunt…
Seeking to maintain the Hammers’ place among the Premier League‘s elite outfits, David Moyes has set his sights on strengthening his side’s options in the transfer market.
Having already sealed the signings of defender Nayed Aguerd from Rennes and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola on a permanent deal, it is believed that the Scotsman has no intention of quitting there.
Attacking options are reportedly on the agenda for Moyes, with Chelsea striker Armando Broja and now McNeil being eyed up.
The Latest: West Ham ‘ready’ to pay eight-figure fee…
Indeed, reliable journalist Alan Nixon has some news on the latter and how much West Ham are now willing to pay for the Burnley mainstay.
Writing in a column for The Sun, the reporter claimed that the Irons ‘would be ready’ to pay £10m for McNeil, but unfortunately for Moyes, it is believed that the Lancashire club would likely demand a larger sum.
The Verdict: Increase the offer?
As per WhoScored, the winger may well be worth a more audacious transfer attempt from West Ham. McNeil stood out as a key member of the Clarets’ squad in 2021/22, with Nick Pope being the only player at Turf Moor to get more top-flight minutes during the campaign.
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Andy Jones of The Athletic has duly been backed in his verdict by these figures, having called the Englishman a ‘sensational’ player, whilst Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane has branded the attacker a ‘big, big player’ for his team.
It’s clear to see why Moyes is keen on McNeil, and we believe that a swoop for him may well be worth the extra investment from the east Londoners.
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