Some West Ham United fans have questioned why the club did not push to sign striker Tammy Abraham.
West Ham had been heavily linked with Abraham since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.
Indeed the then Chelsea outcast was said to be David Moyes’s prime target all window.
Moyes confirmed interest in Abraham and Hammers knew fee was £34m
The Hammers boss admitted his interest in Abraham but said the £40m valuation being quoted was out of West Ham’s price range (Sky Sports).
When Roma showed interest in Abraham it became public knowledge that Chelsea would accept £34m to sell the forward, as reported by Hammers News at the time.
And in the end Abraham moved to the Italian capital for that fee.
Now, with the transfer deadline looming, West Ham are still yet to sign a striker with Moyes claiming at the weekend that there are simply none available that he either wants or can afford.
West Ham fans baffled that club passed up Tammy but are set to spend over £30m on Vlasic
Some West Ham fans are now understandably confused as to why the club did not push for Abraham after it became clear the funds were there.
Having signed Kurt Zouma for just under £30m from Chelsea, West Ham are now said to be closing in on the £31.5m signing of Croatian attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic.
Moyes admitted he is lacking options up front after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace (KUMB.com).
Michail Antonio is the club’s only senior striker. But Moyes is believed to have leaned towards signing attacking midfielder players who can operate as second strikers like Vlasic and possibly Jesse Lingard.
Moyes has earned the right to be trusted over transfers but Abraham’s impressive start will raise eyebrows
The Scot has earned the right to be trusted in his transfer dealings – and then some.
But that hasn’t stopped West Ham fans wondering why Roma were given a free run at Abraham when the Hammers clearly had the funds to get a similar deal done.
And Chelsea were also clearly happy to do business with West Ham having sold them Zouma – who was statistically the best defender in the Premier League last season.
Moyes may well have his reasons. And West Ham fans must trust them.
But the question is made even more pertinent by the excellent start Abraham has made to life in Italy, notching two assists and a goal in his first two games.
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