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English club reportedly reject £9 million bid for 'incredible' 22-year-old striker: Are West Ham low-balling yet again?


English club reportedly reject £9 million bid for 'incredible' 22-year-old striker: Are West Ham low-balling yet again?

West Ham are eyeing a bid for Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo this summer according to a report from The Mirror.

Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

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Michail Antonio has been the only striker available to the Scot since Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax in January 2021.

And that obviously isn’t good enough for a Premier League club with supposed ambitions of challenging for honours on all fronts.

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On paper, Bristol City hitman Antoine Semenyo would provide the perfect competition and cover for Antonio.

Sky Sports recently described the striker, who was born in Chelsea, as ‘incredible’.

The 22-year-old bagged eight goals and 12 assists in 31 Championship appearances for the Robins last season (Transfermarkt).

The Bristol City striker has blistering pace, is strong as an ox and is a really hard-working forward. He has been described as ‘rapid’ by Sky Sports.

He is also a very impressive dribbler and always puts in a defensive shift so it’s easy to see why Moyes might be interested in signing him in the summer.

Bristol World claim that the Championship outfit have just rejected a £9 million bid for the 22-year-old hitman from an unnamed club.

And we think that bid may well have come from the Hammers…

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West Ham might have made striker bid

We believe that the Hammers could very well have been the club to make a £9 million offer for Semenyo.

The East London outfit have a history of making derisory, low-ball offers for players.

Bristol City actually want around £15 million for the 22-year-old London-born centre-forward according to a report from The Mirror.

A £9 million offer for someone who is valued at a minimum of £15 million absolutely reeks of the Hammers owners.

If it was West Ham who made the bid for the 22-year-old striker, hopefully we go back in with an improved offer for him.

Semenyo would be the absolutely ideal summer signing for the Hammers. And £15 million for the striker seems like very good value indeed to us.

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