According to Football League World, West Ham United are among a number of clubs ‘vying to sign’ Millwall forward Jed Wallace in January.
The Lowdown: West Ham in attacker hunt…
Despite the summer transfer window very recently closing, it seems that David Moyes already has his sights set on January as he contemplates further improving West Ham’s attacking options.
The Irons signed Nikola Vlasic from CSKA Moscow on transfer deadline day but failed to snap up a centre forward backup for Michail Antonio.
Despite their signing of Vlasic, West Ham have been touted with a possible return swoop for Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard, but news has now emerged on another attacking target as the Hammers eye Wallace.
The Latest: West Ham ‘vying to sign’ Wallace…
Alongside the Irons, West Brom, Burnley, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace and Brentford also hold a keen interest, with Celtic and Rangers watching on north of the border. This comes amid his contract dispute at The Den with Millwall keen to tie him down but no agreement reached, a situation they describe as increasingly difficult.
His current deal expires in 2022 and clubs are free to try and sign him as a free agent for next summer in January.
The Verdict: Get it done?
Lauded as a ‘big-game player‘ by Millwall boss Gary Rowett, Wallace’s numbers certainly reflect some strong ability in the Championship.
According to WhoScored, he has bagged 24 goals and 19 assists in the Championship alone since the beginning of 2019/20 – perhaps an indication that he could do a job when called upon by Moyes.
One of the main gripes to this potential move is his status as a Lions player – with West Ham and Millwall’s rivalry well documented, would Irons supporters be keen on taking a player from The Den?
In other news: West Ham source: Moyes now eyeing ‘unbelievable’ attacker as behind-scenes talks emerge, find out more here.
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