A club president says he made a personal promise to David Moyes striker target Stephy Mavididi over West Ham move.
West Ham allegedly considered a January transfer window swoop for English-born Montpellier forward Mavididi.
According to a report from Tuttomercatoweb at the time, the 24-year-old former Arsenal attacker was on the radar of Hammers boss Moyes.
West Ham desperately need to sign at least one new striker this summer.
And it seems West Ham are definitely sniffing around former Arsenal youngster Mavididi in their search.
And according to L’Équipe, Englishman Mavididi has asked to leave this summer with a view to returning to England after learning of West Ham’s interest.
The versatile forward will appeal to Moyes because he is very much in the Michail Antonio mould.
Mavididi can play as a striker and on either wing and clearly has pedigree given he has also had a spell at Juventus.
There are three key elements to any transfer, namely the buying club, the player and the selling club.
West Ham reportedly want to buy Mavididi, the player clearly wants the move – as reported by L’Équipe – so, in principle, it just needs the selling club to agree.
Well there has been good news for West Ham if Moyes is seriously interested.
Because the French club’s president says he has made a personal promise to Moyes striker target Mavididi over a West Ham move.
Speaking to local paper Midi Libre about West Ham’s interest, Laurent Nicollin remained coy and refused to name the club.
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But he revealed he has made a promise to Mavididi that he will sanction a return to England.
The likes of Everton and Brighton have also been credited with an interest in Mavididi.
But the Toffees are facing potential FFP restraints while West Ham, with the prospect of European football, should be able to see off competition from Graham Potter. Especially with the lure of London.
The Hammers have also been linked with Ligue 1 striker Mohamed Bayo and Chelsea academy graduate Armando Broja.