After Tim Steidten talks, West Ham United target reportedly could now join our Premier League rivals this summer.

West Ham director of football Tim Steidten has been an extremely busy man in the summer transfer window so far.

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Hammers boss David Moyes has already brought in three new players – Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Konstantinos Mavropanos, and Mohammed Kudus is London Stadium bound as well.

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Another name to have been strongly linked with a move to West Ham is Hugo Ekitike. In fact, Steidten has allegedly spoken directly with the 21-year-old about a potential £34 million move to East London.

Now though, the Hammers seem to have been dealt a massive blow when it comes to our hopes of signing the young Frenchman…

After Tim Steidten talks, West Ham target could now join our Premier League rivals

According to Sky Sports News, Ekitike is favouring a move to Brentford over the Hammers this summer.

Losing out on the talented PSG ace to the Bees would be a bitter pill to swallow for West Ham.

Ekitike is an elite talent who has all of the attributes need to go on and become a truly top-class centre-forward.

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The 21-year-old has the exact skillset that Moyes needs right now as well – he’s absolutely rapid, possesses exceptional movement and is a very good finisher indeed.

£34 million for Hugo Ekitike will end up looking like an absolute bargain, I have no doubts about that.

If he ends up at Brentford, I’m sure he will be a huge hit in west London.

And the West Ham fans will be left thinking what might have been after the striker apparently held direct talks with Tim Steidten.

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