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West Ham could move in to sign Ben Brereton Diaz after Jesse Lingard heartbreak

West Ham could make a move to sign Blackburn ace Ben Brereton Diaz after Nottingham Forest moved into pole position for Jesse Lingard.

That’s according to a report from The Guardian who claim that David Moyes is keen to bring a versatile attacker who can play on the left wing to the London Stadium this summer.

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Jesse Lingard now appears to be close to joining Nottingham Forest this summer.

That’s a big blow for Moyes considering just how hard he has pushed to sign the 29-year-old.

It seems as though the Scot has an alternative plan up his sleeve though, and it involves going shopping in the Championship again…

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West Ham could move in for Brereton Diaz

The 23-year-old Blackburn Rovers attacker is a transfer target for David Moyes according to a report from The Guardian.

That’s because Jesse Lingard is now looking likely to join Nottingham Forest and Moyes wants someone who can operate out wide on the left.

The Scot is allegedly eyeing a move to sign Brereton Diaz as an alternative to Jesse (The Guardian).

We must say, we’d be totally underwhelmed by this one. David Moyes surely should be setting his sights a lot higher than the Chile international.

Brereton Diaz has only proven himself for one season, scoring 22 goals in 39 games for Blackburn last term (Transfermarkt).

He only has 40 goals in 184 career games to his name (Transfermarkt).

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It’s not as if Brereton Diaz is awful. Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray once described the Chile international as an ‘extraordinary’ striker, (Lancs Live).

And Lancs Live has labeled the 23-year-old as ‘clinical’.

We believe that he’s nothing more than very average though.

It was first reported that Blackburn want around £25 million for Brereton Diaz (Claret and Hugh) whilst the Chilean version of AS reckon that he will cost closer to £13 million.

Either way, the Hammers could and should be doing a lot better than the 23-year-old forward. Give us Armando Broja or Gianluca Scamacca any day over the Blackburn man.

Even if West Ham sign Brereton Diaz as an alternative for Lingard and we brought in Broja and/or Scamacca as well, we wouldn’t be overly happy.

It’s time for the owners to show some real ambition here and target someone like Ludovic Blas or Arnaut Danjuma. The clock is ticking…

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