According to recent reports from Spain, West Ham United are interested in the possibility of signing Villarreal centre-forward Paco Alcacer this summer.
The report by Fichajes (via Sport Witness) claimed that David Moyes is closely monitoring Alcacer ahead of the summer transfer window, as the 57-year-old is keen to finally replace Sebastien Haller, who left to join Ajax in a £20.25m deal back in January.
It is then stated that Villarreal manager Unai Emery would not be best pleased to see the 27-year-old leave the club at the end of the season, with a €25m (£22m) figure being quoted as the sum the La Liga side would require to consider parting with the Spain international come the summer.
Would Alcacer be a good signing for West Ham?
Transfer Tavern Take
As the report suggests, West Ham are in rather desperate need of attacking reinforcements in the upcoming window, as Moyes currently has only Michail Antonio as an out-and-out centre-forward in his first team squad.
With the 30-year-old suffering a number of hamstring injuries so far in his time at West Ham, and having picked up a potentially season-ending knock in the Hammers’ victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers last week, Antonio is not exactly a reliable option for the Scot.
As such, it is hardly surprising that West Ham are being linked with centre-forwards this summer, but considering that Alcacer has only found the back of the net five times over his 20 La Liga appearances so far this term, perhaps it could be argued the Hammers may be able spend their money a little more wisely than on the £43,000-per-week forward – especially for the £22m fee quoted.
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