David Moyes reportedly wanted to bring striker Breel Embolo to West Ham United in the summer and he was back with a bang to remind the Scot why last night.
90 Min claimed in July that Moyes wanted to bring Embolo to West Ham having been impressed by the Swiss while working as a technical observer at the Euros.
In the end Moyes elected not to sign another striker, leaving him with brilliant but injury-prone Michail Antonio as his only true forward option.
Moyes striker target Embolo back with a bang after injury with two goals and two assists for Switzerland
Embolo picked up an injury at the end of the Euros which ruled him out of the start of the season with Borussia Monchengladbach.
He returned to the Switzerland squad for the October internationals, though, and showed exactly why Moyes wanted to bring him to West Ham.
The forward was back with bang for the Swiss over the last week as he laid on both goals in their 2-0 win over Northern Ireland before grabbing a brace of his own in a 4-0 win over Lithuania on Tuesday night.
Not prolific yet but Moyes could make Embolo the Breel deal like Antonio and Arnie
The 24-year-old forward has been far from prolific throughout his career to date with 66 goals in 281 games (Transfermarkt).
But he has been used for much of his career as more of a wide forward given his versatility across the front line.
The quick and powerful forward’s style bears more than a passing resemblance to West Ham star Antonio and former Hammer Marko Arnautovic.
Striker could be worth another look in January
And it is worth remembering what Moyes has done with both those players, turning them from inconsistent wide attackers into feared strikers.
After the links to West Ham in the summer, insider ExWHUemployee claimed he had been told by a ‘decent source’ to keep an eye on the situation around Embolo.
The Hammers were reportedly exploring a loan deal with an option to buy.
Well if Embolo continues to shine for club and country it could be well worth West Ham revisiting the situation come January.