According to an exclusive report from TEAMtalk, West Ham want to sign Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo on loan next season.
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The 21-year-old has spent this season on loan in Holland with Roda JC Kerkrade, scoring 13 goals in 29 games in the process (Transfermarkt).
He spent the first half of last season on loan with Scunthorpe. He only scored one goal in 16 games for the League Two outfit, however (Transfermarkt).
The England under-20 international has an impressive record for Chelsea’s under-18’s and under 23’s though.
Ugbo has racked up 25 goals in 49 games for the Blues’ youth teams (Transfermarkt).
He seems to have the talent. And regular football will be the next step for him.
Could he get that at West Ham?
TEAMtalk claims that the Hammers want to sign the London-born hitman on loan next season.
Hammers boss David Moyes recently suggested that he will be targeting, young, talented and hungry players in the transfer market.
So Ugbo certainly fits the bill for the east London outfit.
TEAMtalk suggests that Frank Lampard is willing to allow the youngster to leave Stamford Bridge on loan at the end of this season.
Whether Moyes will be able to tempt the talented starlet to West Ham, however, remains to be seen.
Signing Ugbo on loan would be a strange move from the Hammers though, if they were to remain in the Premier League.
With no experience of top flight football in England, it is hard to imagine that the Chelsea youngster would be able to make an immediate impact in east London.