Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr West Ham update as the David Moyes striker transfer plan is made clear.
West Ham have been heavily linked with Watford duo Dennis and Sarr as Moyes looks to make a host of additions in a big rebuild this summer.
West Ham’s hopes of signing Dennis – who scored 10 goals and laid on six assists in 33 games for relegated Watford last season – were boosted this week when a report from Football League World claimed an ownership issue would work in Moyes’s favour.
West Ham are also allegedly lining up a £25 million bid for Dennis’s Watford teammate Sarr.
The Mirror (print edition June 12th, page 72) claim the Hammers could swoop for the wide attacker, who can – like Dennis – also play as a striker.
Now there has been a Dennis and Sarr West Ham update as the Moyes striker transfer plan is made clear.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claim Moyes is genuinely interested in the potential double swoop on Watford.
And the site states that it is a clear indication of West Ham’s striker transfer plan for the summer – to bring in attackers in the Jarrod Bowen mould who can play wide and as a striker.
“West Ham could make a double swoop on Watford this summer as they aim to bring both Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr to the club…” Claret and Hugh state.
“But perhaps the key fact to take away from this is that both players can play in a variety of roles…
“It seems as though he is looking for Swiss army knives in the transfer market and that makes all the sense in the world, given how busy the Hammers need to be.”
This tallies with a recent claim from a West Ham insider that Moyes still sees Antonio as his number one striker and wants a young, hungry talent at reasonable prices which represent value for money to support him.
With versatile players in a host of positions it will enable Moyes to mix things up a lot more often next season.
That will help in terms of giving players – such as Antonio – a rest at the right times, covering for injuries and being able to adapt tactically.
If West Ham come through their Europa Conference League qualifier in August then they will have eight extra games – including the two-legged qualifier – before the Qatar World Cup break in mid-November.