The Lowdown: Hammers enter pole position…
The Chelsea striker has been a target for David Moyes over these last few months, with reliable reports from as far back as April detailing West Ham’s interest (The Telegraph).
Abraham was said to be rated at around £40 million, a figure the club cannot afford according to Moyes, but Football Insider have recently shared that his price could drop to £35m, perhaps even an ‘initial’ £30m.
His potential lowering of valuation has apparently propelled West Ham to the front of the queue for Abraham’s signing, with Hutton now giving his verdict.
The Latest: Hutton raves over Abraham…
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton has detailed his approval of the possible signing, knowing exactly what he could bring to the West Ham table.
“I think he’d be a fantastic signing for West Ham,” the former Aston Villa man explained.
“It would especially enhance their squad a lot. I’ve worked with him, I know what he brings, I know what he gives to the team.
“Tammy Abraham’s a guy who was very in and out at Chelsea last season but still got his goals. He still helped the team.
“I think the one problem West Ham had last season is when Antonio wasn’t fit, who played? Who came in?
“You could play them as a two, you could play them up there on their own. Antonio could even play out wide.
“Overall, if they can get the fee right, I doubt it’s going to be a small one, I think it’d be a good move for Tammy.”
The Verdict: Priority target?
Homegrown, a proven goal scorer in the Premier League and a physical presence at 6 foot 2? We say go for it.
Bagging 26 goals and eight assists in 89 English top flight appearances (Transfermarkt), Abraham also still has plenty of years ahead of him at just 23.
The only caveat will be his valuation and whether Chelsea will indeed lower his reported £40m asking price, but Moyes cannot afford to spend too much time chasing the forward at this late stage of the window.
Abraham should be a priority target for West Ham and we urge the club to enter talks as soon as possible, especially given their desperate need for another striking option.
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