The Lowdown: Irons eye striker move…
Over a year-and-a-half after club record signing Sebastien Haller left east London, the Hammers are still without an alternative striking option to mainstay Michail Antonio.
As a result, a new forward is firmly on the agenda for West Ham and Moyes in the next transfer window with recent links emerging to the likes of Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah and Aston Villa star Ollie Watkins.
Journalist Dominic King of The Daily Mail, sharing news on Twitter, now has an exciting update for Irons supporters on their Gunners attacking target.
The Latest: West Ham favourites…
According to the reporter, West Ham ‘will move’ for Nketiah if there is no resolution to his contract stand-off at the Emirates Stadium have now emerged as favourites to sign the Englishman – entering pole position as he explains in his article.
Taking to social media, he says:
“West Ham want to sign Eddie Nketiah and will move for him if there is no resolution to his contract stand-off with Arsenal.”
The Verdict: Get it done?
Rush Green officials leading the race for Nketiah comes as a promising development on it’s own, but does that mean he is the right man to finally end West Ham’s striker hunt?
He has been in scintillating form lately, starting all of Arsenal’s last five top flight matches and scoring four in that time – backing why his potential 2022 free agent status is turning a few heads.
Mikel Arteta has raved over Nketiah’s attitude and application this season, likening him to a ‘beast’ in training, and the 22-year-old can still get better going by his fairly young age.
While it is arguably a gamble to solely rely upon the youngster as a back-up to Antonio, for zero cost, he could be a real investment for the future while Moyes also scours the market for a more senior option.
In other news: ‘Evolving situation’ – Journalist says West Ham are now eyeing a ‘massive signing’ for Moyes, find out more here.
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