According to Football Insider, a West Ham United source has lifted the lid on some transfer news involving Wolves forward Adama Traore.
The Lowdown: West Ham want new forward…
Manager David Moyes and new head of recruitment Rob Newman have earmarked the signing of a forward as one of their main goals for the January transfer window.
Links to out-and-out strikers are prevalent but the Irons have also been touted to swoop for players in a more wide-attacking role as well as through the middle.
West Ham were linked with a move for winger Anwar El Ghazi, for instance, with FI now sharing news on another forward man in Traore.
The Latest: Hammers source makes Traore claim…
As per a Hammers source, speaking to the outlet, West Ham, and by extension their transfer chief Newman, have made a ‘concrete’ move to sign the 25-year-old.
As they join the race with Spurs for signature, it is believed that Wolves could now sell for just £18 million – with his price tag plummeting from £50 million last year.
Amid his £32m drop in valuation, the Irons and Newman have apparently registered their interest.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Despite their need for a more natural centre-forward, Traore could come as astute bit of business and a different option for Moyes in the attacking areas.
Pundit Paul Robinson is certainly a big admirer, calling Traore ‘devastating‘, with it being clear that West Ham may well find him very useful as they continue their chase for Champions League qualification.
In other news: Insider: Moyes tells GSB to sign ‘sensational’ attacker with West Ham now set to move, find out more here.
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