West Ham United are allegedly keen to sign Clermont striker Mohamed Bayo in the January transfer window.
Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bring a top-class striker to the London Stadium before the window slams shut in five day’s time.
Michail Antonio is the only striker currently available to Moyes at the London Stadium.
That needs to change, and fast, if West Ham are to challenge for the top four during the last 15 games of the Premier League season.
And it seems as though we might have a very good chance of signing him before deadline day…
West Ham could sign Clermont striker in the January transfer window
Clermont are apparently already lining up replacements for Mohamed Bayo according to a report from Le 10 Sport.
The French publication claims that the fleet-footed forward is all set to leave The Stade Gabriel-Montpied in January or in the summer.
The 23-year-old has been in fine form this season with nine goals and two assists in 17 Ligue 1 games to his name (Transfermarkt). That comes after bagging 22 goals and eight assists in 38 Ligue 2 games last term.
At just 23, he has so much talent and potential. He is still very raw of course. He has all the skills needed but they need to be refined before he becomes an elite striker.
Importantly, Bayo possesses blistering pace and he is very strong indeed, so should be ideally suited to Premier League football.
Good chance this one happens
Clermont are demanding €20 million (£17 million) for Bayo in January and the Hammers are prepared to meet that asking price (Le10 Sport).
His country – Guinea, have been eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations now as well. So this should be a fairly straightforward one to get done.
Bayo would be a very exciting addition for West Ham. And for just £17 million, the Guinean would be well worth a punt for David Moyes.