According to a report by reliable journalist Mike McGrath, writing in his transfer notebook for the Telegraph, West Ham United and David Moyes are now eyeing RB Leipzig striker Hwang Hee-chan alongside London rivals Crystal Palace.
West Ham now eyeing Hee-chan
The South Korean ace, who was targeted by West Ham in January during their failed hunt for a Sebastien Haller replacement, is now back on the radar as Moyes seeks to add new forward additions this summer.
As well as a permanent deal for star loanee midfielder Jesse Lingard, the Hammers are said to be prioritising a new forward to find alternative options for main man Michail Antonio (Claret & Hugh), and it seems Hwang could be the man.
Moyes, speaking to the press recently, ruled West Ham out of the race for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham if his price tag is indeed £40 million – with Hwang coming as a much cheaper alternative.
Transfer Tavern take
It is said that GSB could even secure the 25-year-old for as little as £10m, and despite the fact he has failed to score this season, his exploits over 2019/2020 still mark him out as a potentially bargain acquisition.
Indeed, the 32-cap ace bagged 11 goals and 12 assists in the league for RB Salzburg before securing a move to the Bundesliga (Transfermarkt) – with former teammate and superstar Erling Haaland even calling him ‘absolutely crazy’ (Bundesliga).
Former Salzburg head coach Peter Zeidler also subbed the rising starlet ‘exceptional’ with ‘brutal dynamism’ (Bundesliga) – and descriptions like this possibly point to the forward West Ham need for an much more meagre price than the one quoted above for Abraham.
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