As per Football Insider, West Ham United have now made an enquiry to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore – and manager David Moyes already has plans in mind for his possible role.
The Lowdown: West Ham in hunt for attackers…
Moyes and co are on the lookout for any meaningful forward additions who can help to gift them much-needed strength in depth.
West Ham have arguably needed to complete the signing of a new attacker for some time, especially given Michail Antonio’s concerning injury record, with the Irons boss even confirming himself that offers had been lodged in January (BBC).
The search for forward men continues long into the summer window as Football Insider provide an update.
The Latest: Irons make Traore enquiry…
Indeed, the outlet say that West Ham have now made an enquiry to sign Traore, with manager Moyes already planning out a new role for him.
It is claimed the Scotsman believes Traore can spearhead West Ham’s attack next season despite being a natural winger.
Moyes thinks the 25-year-old could thrive as a centre-forward as well as operating out wide, a similar trajectory he has overseen for Antonio at the London Stadium.
While Traore is not West Ham’s number one priority, Moyes has him on the list, but Wolves are said to value him at a steep £50 million.
The Verdict: Quite a claim…
This is quite the claim to emerge given Traore’s lofty price tag.
If West Ham were to get a deal done hypothetically, there’s little doubting he would be an exciting addition – but not as a striker.
Former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo knew too well of the Spaniard’s quality during his time at Molineux, with the Portuguese calling him ‘amazing’, ‘unique’ and ‘so talented’ (The Athletic).
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp called Traore ‘undefendable’ after the Reds’ 1-0 win at Wolves in March (Liverpool Echo).
In terms of a winger signing, there are arguably few better than him, especially considering he completed the most dribbles per 90 on average (4.1) out of any player in the Premier League over 2020/2021 (WhoScored).
However, given he bagged just two goals in that time, perhaps converting him to an out-and-out striker wouldn’t be the best move by Moyes.
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