An Austrian transfer expert has made an exciting claim about a West Ham move for talented striker Junior Adamu.
Moyes is facing a major rebuild at West Ham this summer with at least six or seven quality signings needed.
Supporters and pundits have been in agreement that signing a striker is top of West Ham’s priority list.
Anyone who doubts West Ham’s need for at least one – if not two – new strikers in the summer need only take one look at Michail Antonio’s goal scoring record in 2022.
There has been a ridiculous over-reliance on the converted winger since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax 18 months ago.
Antonio started the season on fire but scored just three Premier League goals in 2022 – and the first and second of those were four months apart!
With the transfer window opening on Friday, speculation is intensifying over who West Ham are looking to sign.
The likes of Armando Broja, Emmanuel Dennis, Ollie Watkins, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Mohamed Bayo have been linked with moves to the London Stadium.
A West Ham insider told Claret and Hugh recently that Moyes is looking for a young, hungry striker to play back-up to Antonio and is not willing to spend silly money on a big name.
That fits with Moyes’s West Ham recruitment philosophy, which is based on what he learned closely studying the Red Bull model.
Now an Austrian transfer expert has made an exciting claim about a West Ham move for striker Adamu.
What better way to follow the Red Bull model than signing promising young players from one of their clubs – the Austrian outfit RB Salzburg.
That’s what West Ham are trying to do with striker Adamu according to a new report from Sky Sports Austria quoting information from transfer expert Marc Behrenbeck.
And better still Behrenbeck claims West Ham could get the 21-year-old for just £8.5m.
“Salzburg youngster Junior Adamu is in great demand on the transfer market,” Sky Sports Austria reports.
“Three Bundesliga clubs are interested in Adamu, but some Premier League clubs are also eyeing the 21-year-old.
“According to Sky information, Southampton, Leeds United and West Ham United are on the striker. But there is also interest from the German Bundesliga. As transfer expert Marc Behrenbeck reports, Hertha BSC, RB Leipzig and Europa League winner Eintracht Frankfurt are interested in Adamu.
“(He) can be bought for 10 million Euros (£8.5m),” says Behrenbeck in “Transfer Update – the show”.
“The striker still has a valid contract in Salzburg until June 2025. Adamu was directly involved in 12 goals in the past season.”
This is exactly the kind of market Moyes should be shopping in with head of recruitment Rob Newman brought in to help unearth players with the potential to be the next big thing.
And at that price it is surely worth the risk.