According to journalist Ekrem Konur, West Ham United have now ‘prioritised’ the signing of striker Tammy Abraham this summer and pencilled in a timeframe for crunch talks.
The Lowdown: Abraham on the agenda…
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to the Irons for quite some time, with reliable reports as far back as April detailing their interest (The Telegraph).
However, his £40 million valuation has always been an obstacle for the club and may remain one fatal caveat.
C&H outlined Manchester United ace Jesse Lingard as one of the main priorities for manager David Moyes, but as per Konur, attention has now seemingly shifted to Abraham.
The Latest: West Ham set for Abraham talks…
The journalist, writing on Twitter, has claimed that West Ham will prioritise landing Abraham from Chelsea this summer.
He also says that the Hammers ‘will hold talks’ for the forward ‘next week’ as they aim to potentially get around his lofty valuation with a new transfer plan.
According to Konur, West Ham want to sign Abraham ‘on loan with a buyout option’ rather than simply paying the permanent fee straight up.
The Verdict: Get it done…
West Ham would be right to prioritise the signing of Abraham this summer as the start of 2021/2022 looms dangerously close.
Moyes arguably needs to add a new striker to his ranks above all else if he has any hope of building upon the Irons’ incredible 20/21 season.
Michail Antonio’s injury record proved a concern last campaign and left West Ham very short of numbers going forward, with Abraham looking like a good solution.
Lauded as a ‘phenomenal’ player recently by former Premier League coach Alex McLeish (Football Insider), he has also bagged a fairly solid 21 goals in 37 Premier League starts over the last two campaigns in total (WhoScored), suggesting he could become quite prolific with more regular starts.
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