According to a report from the Sun, Crystal Palace are refusing to meet Queens Park Rangers ace Eberechi Eze’s £20 million asking price. And that will be a huge boost to West Ham United’s hopes of landing the talented midfielder this summer.
Hammers boss David Moyes has been after the brilliant 22-year-old since January (The Sun).
And the Sun now claims that QPR want £20 million for Eze – a fee that Crystal Palace are unwilling to pay.
So West Ham now have a real chance of winning the race for the 22-year-old. Moyes must sell before he can buy, however.
But the Hammers really should be moving heaven and earth to bring Eze to the London Stadium this summer.
The 22-year-old has racked up 14 goals and eight assists in 46 Championship outings for QPR (Transfermarkt).
In those outings, Eze has averaged 2.2 shots, 1.8 key passes and three dribbles per game (Who Scored).
The QPR ace is powerful, dynamic and energetic. He possesses all of the attributes needed to succeed at the very highest level of the game.
£20 million for the midfielder really is exceptional value. He could easily be worth three times that amount in a couple of years.
And West Ham must ensure that they sell the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere and Albian Ajeti in order to fund a move for the superb QPR starlet.