According to an update by reliable club source ExWHUemployee, West Ham United could explore a deal for Slavia Prague forward Abdallah Sima after they were knocked out of the Champions League – with there being a ‘strong chance’.
The Lowdown: West Ham in forward hunt…
The Irons have been chasing a new centre-forward since the January transfer window.
Manager David Moyes confirmed that bids had been lodged for the likes of Youssef En-Nesyri at the start of this year to no avail, with the search for a striker hardly looking any more successful in this summer window.
August 31 is fast approaching, and despite some whispers of talks and advanced agreements for certain attackers, it doesn’t appear like anything is closer to being done.
The Latest: ExWHUemployee drops Sima claim…
Writing on his Patreon, ExWHUemployee now believes that West Ham may be presented with a signing opportunity after Slavia crashed out of the Champions League.
Both defender David Zima and forward Sima could be targeted by the Hammers and Ex believes there is a ‘strong chance’ West Ham ‘will go in’ for the latter man.
The Czech club’s chairman, Jaroslav Tvrdik, explained to Ex via Twitter that he would not leave in January but ‘could in the summer’ – with West Ham now potentially gifted the chance to explore a Sima deal.
The reliable Irons insider also explains that he could be seen as a ‘perfect alternative to Antonio’, especially given Sima operates as both a winger and a forward.
The Verdict: Get it done…
While no formal approach or registered interest has been made just yet, we strongly advise West Ham to go in for the move.
Sima also has the physicality to succeed in Premier League football, standing at an imposing 6 foot 2 despite his youth, but much will depend on the potential transfer fee.
Valued at around £9.9 million by Transfermarkt, there is an argument that a valuation in and around this figure could be doable for West Ham – though it remains to be seen if GSB would be willing to invest that much in a player relatively unproven at the top level.
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