According to information by Czech sports website Ruik, as translated by allnigeriasoccer.com, West Ham United and manager David Moyes have yet another Slavia Prague gem on the radar alongside the usual suspects.
Links with the likes of Abdallah Sima, Ondrej Kolar and Jan Kuchta have emerged over the last few months as the Irons allegedly continue their strong transfer relationship with the Czech giants.
West Ham eyeing Olayinka
West Ham favourites Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek were both snapped up from Slavia last summer, arguably for bargain fees given their start to life in east London.
Reports then touted West Ham interest in Sima, Kolar and Kuchta – with insider Claret & Hugh most recently claiming that Moyes had sent scouts to watch the trio in Europa League action.
Now, Ruik (via allnigeriasoccer.com) claim another Slavia gem has entered the fray in the form of striker Peter Olayinka.
The 25-year-old has apparently attracted attention for some of his performances this season as West Ham now take note.
The report mentions Moyes and co are still interested in the likes of Sima and Kolar, but Olayinka is also a new name being monitored.
Transfer Tavern take
Given Sima’s impressive 11 goals and five assists in just 18 Fortuna Liga appearances this season (Transfermarkt), we believe that the exciting 19-year-old should be the main target from Slavia despite this new interest in Olayinka.
By comparison, Nigerian ace Olayinka is six years his senior and has scored 11 in all competitions – potentially highlighting that Sima should be the number one target from Slavia.
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