The Lowdown: GSB set sights for Moyes…
The Hammers, and by extension owners GSB, could apparently back manager David Moyes with a £150 million summer window kitty, according to insider Claret & Hugh.
If West Ham’s head coach gets to invest this much funding in his first team squad, one of the first key areas to see an upgrade may well be further forward as Moyes seeks to end the club’s long wait for a new striker (The Times).
Arsenal forward Eddie Nketiah, who is out of contract at the end of this season as things stand, is firmly on the agenda with The Daily Mail reporting that West Ham are in pole position and ‘will move’ if he does not pen new terms in north London.
The Latest: Sky Sports back development…
Now, backing those claims, Sky (Tuesday, 12:00) have shared their own update for Irons supporters – saying West Ham and GSB are indeed ‘set to make a move’ for the 22-year-old.
Nketiah’s ‘good form’ has attracted interest from east London and talks over a new deal are failing to advance.
The Verdict: Time to pounce?
Signing the Englishman on a free transfer is a fairly low-risk piece of business going by potential and recent plaudits.
Meanwhile, following past links to the former Leeds striker, pundit Noel Whelan has lauded him as a potentially ‘fantastic signing‘ for West Ham and even likened him to ex-Upton Park hero Jermain Defoe.
Taking this into account, Nketiah is a target who should, at the very least, be considered by Moyes.
In other news: ‘Evolving situation’ – Journalist says West Ham are eyeing a ‘massive signing’ for Moyes, find out more here.
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