West Ham United may have been given a timely boost in their pursuit of Raphinha, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Moyes in chase?
The Hammers, having recently confirmed the signing of Nayef Aguerd, are ready to make even more moves this summer as Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth expects them to be ‘very busy’.
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Sharing news on reported transfer target Raphinha, 90min now have a promising update for Hammers supporters.
The Latest: West Ham in mix…
According to their information, West Ham may not be out of the picture to sign Leeds’ attacking sensation just yet despite much interest.
Indeed, it is claimed that the 25-year-old would ‘consider’ a move to the London Stadium after Moyes tried to sign him in January and the Irons remain keen on a deal.
However, while Raphinha refuses to discount West Ham, his preferred move remains Barcelona.
The Verdict: Keep pushing?
While the South American is holding out for Barca, if the Catalans should fall away due to their financial troubles, Raphinha’s openness to joining Moyes could come as a potential boost.
In terms of whether he would add quality, the answer is obvious – absolutely.
As per WhoScored, Leeds’ best player of 2021/2022 averaged their highest rate of shots at goal, key passes made and completed dribbles per 90 in the top flight.
He finished the campaign as their best-performing regular domestically and racked up the most goals for Jesse Marsch’s side.
Raphinha also terrorised Irons defender Issa Diop during West Ham’s 3-2 defeat at home to Leeds in January, as perfectly explained by Josh Bunting of Islington Gazette, who stated the attacker had him ‘on toast’ (Twitter).
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