According to a report from Spanish publication Sport, West Ham are interested in signing £16.5m-rated Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite, and some Hammers fans reacted on Twitter to the speculation.

David Moyes will undoubtedly be looking to bolster his centre-forward ranks whenever the transfer window re-opens.

Sebastien Haller and Albian Ajeti have failed to impress since joining West Ham in the summer of 2019.

And Spanish media outlet Sport claims that the Hammers could be looking to address their attacking deficiencies by making a move for Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite at the end of this season.

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Martin Braithwaite (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Stats

Since the start of the 2017/18 campaign, the Dane has racked up 26 goals and 13 assists in 105 games in all competitions for Boro, Leganes and Barcelona (Transfermarkt).

So he is hardly prolific.

In 24 La Liga outings for Leganes before joining Barca, Braithwaite averaged 1.8 shots, 1.5 dribbles and 0.6 key passes per game (Who Scored).

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Martin Braithwaite (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

The Denmark international struggled during his time with Middlesbrough, so why the West Ham owners and management team would think that he could be a success in east London is rather bizarre.

Some Hammers fans took to Twitter in reaction to the links with the Barca hitman…

 
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