Breel Embolo is the name on the lips of West Ham United fans this weekend after an update from insider ExWHUemployee.
90 Min claimed earlier this month that David Moyes wants to bring Embolo to West Ham this summer having been impressed by the Swiss at the Euros.
West Ham desperately need a new striker but with just two weeks until the new season starts, Moyes is yet to get the man he wants.
The Hammers did break their summer transfer duck with the arrival of Alphonse Areola in midweek.
Embolo was linked with Hammers after impressing at Euros
And now all eyes are on who else Moyes can bring in – preferably before the season gets underway on August 14th.
It has gone quiet on the Embolo front since the initial claim from 90 Min.
The 48-capped Switzerland international impressed at Euro 2020 with his all-round play. But he only scored one goal.
And the 24-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach forward has been far from prolific throughout his career to date with just 57 goals in 226 games (Transfermarkt).
Insider claims ‘decent source’ told him to keep an eye on Swiss forward’s situation
Yesterday West Ham insider ExWHUemployee claimed he had been told by a ‘decent source’ to keep an eye on the situation around Embolo.
But for the West Ham fans who are perhaps worried about Embolo’s lack of goals, it is worth remembering what Moyes has done with both Marko Arnautovic and Michail Antonio.
What Embolo showed at the Euros is that he possesses blistering pace and immense strength. The reported West Ham target terrorised the France defence as Switzerland knocked the favourites out.
Embolo has been described as a ‘turbo charged’ by the Bundesliga’s official website.
Moyes can make low-scoring Embolo the Breel deal for West Ham just like he did with Arnie and Antonio
He is remarkably similar to Arnautovic and Antonio. Almost a hybrid of the two in fact.
The Cameroon-born striker is raw in many respects. Technically he is probably a touch better than Antonio and on the flip side he is a stronger and quicker than Arnautovic.
Just imagine what Moyes could do if he does get his hands on Embolo.
There is every chance the Scot could work his magic again and turn him into one of the most feared centre forwards around.
And just image a front two of Antonio AND Embolo in some games. You’d have to feel for the opposition defenders.