West Ham have been keeping a close eye on Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz ahead of the January transfer window according to club insider ExWHUemployee.
The number one priority for Hammers boss David Moyes in January will be to sign a top-class striker to help ease the load on Michail Antonio’s shoulders.
The January transfer window opens in just two-and-a-half weeks.
Hopefully the Hammers board back Moyes sufficiently in the transfer window.
West Ham are fighting for honours on four fronts! Quite incredible eh?
We have the chance of finishing inside the top four in the Premier League, have a Carabao Cup quarter-final and a last 16 Europa League tie to look forward to and also play host to Leeds in the FA Cup third round next month.
In order to maintain our fine start to the season though, Moyes must make a couple of top-class signings in January. And the addition of a centre-forward will surely be featuring at the very top of his wish-list.
West Ham to swoop in for Ben Brereton Diaz?
The 22-year-old Blackburn ace has enjoyed a rapid rise to fame.
Football Manager fans started an online campaign to get Brereton Diaz called up to the Chile national team squad after noticing that he was half Chilean.
And in May of this year, he made his debut for the South American country.
ExWHUemployee reckons that Moyes could make a move to sign the Blackburn Rovers ace in January:
“They’ve had a look in the Championship and the two stand-out strikers in that division have both been looked at. The first is Mitrovic. The other one, Ben Brereton Diaz of Blackburn. We’ve actually looked at him because he’s proven that he can do it on the international side.”
The 22-year-old has been in sensational form for Rovers this season.
He has bagged 17 goals in 22 Championship games so far (Transfermarkt). The Chile international really has taken the Championship by storm.
After struggling during the early years of his career, it seems as though he has received a real confidence boost from being included in the Chile squad.
Blackburn will demand around £25 million for Brereton Diaz in January (Daily Mail). We think he would be a decent option for the Hammers, albeit a slightly overpriced one.
And whether West Ham will be willing to pay that remains to be seen.