West Ham United were weighing up a move to sign Everton owned striker Moise Kean in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from CalcioMercato who claim that the Hammers were eying up a move to sign the 22-year-old, who is currently on loan with Juventus from Everton, before settling on Gianluca Scamacca instead.
Now Kean’s situation is fairly complicated.
He is midway through a two-year loan deal with Juventus.
The Turin giants have an obligation to buy the Italy international at the end of next season for €28 million (£24 million) according to Tuttosport.
However, Juventus are allegedly ready to trigger that obligation one year early and sign him permanently this summer before moving him on once again, having decided that he is not a part of their future plans.
And it seemed as though David Moyes was weighing up the possibility of bringing him to the London Stadium…
West Ham wanted Everton owned striker Moise Kean
CalcioMercato reckon that the Hammers were considering a move to sign the 22-year-old striker.
Moyes ended up deciding to sign Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo instead.
We think that was the right decision.
Having said that, we wouldn’t have minded if Moyes brought Kean to East London in addition to Scamacca.
The former Juventus ace is an absolute powerhouse of a striker. Sure, he struggled at Everton but his quality is undeniable.
The 22-year-old possesses real pace and seems to be tailor made for this West Ham team.
Kean seems to be the kind of player who just needs an arm round him. And there is no better manager than David Moyes when it comes to getting a tune out of a misfiring striker.
If West Ham have the chance to sign the forward for a reasonable fee at some point in the future, let’s say around £20-25 million, then we think bringing him to the London Stadium would be worth the punt.
He is obviously a precociously talented young player. He just needs everything to click.
And if West Ham make a move for the Everton owned forward in the future, we’ll be more than happy.