West Ham United boss David Moyes is keen to sign Besiktas striker Vincent Aboubakar.
That’s according to West Ham insider ExWHUemployee.
West Ham have been linked with all and sundry since selling £45million flop Sebastien Haller to Ajax on Friday.
All and sundry linked with desperate West Ham
Moyes has admitted the club were not expecting to have the chance to offload Haller. As a result West Ham do not have a replacement lined up.
But there is no doubting they need one.
West Ham only have Michail Antonio as a striker and he has been suffering persistent injury issues.
Antonio is also not fully match fit yet either.
A plethora of strikers have been linked with moves to West Ham in the last 72 hours.
Insider says Moyes wants Besiktas forward Aboubakar
Now ExWHUemployee has thrown another three names into the mix.
The anonymous Twitter source claims Moyes wants former Porto forward Aboubakar.
At 28 Aboubakar is no spring chicken. But he does have an excellent goalscoring ratio of better than one every three.
Described as strong and quick but technically challenged, there are some striking similarities between the Cameroon international and Antonio.
And Aboubakar’s contract at Besiktas expires at the end of May. So the Hammers could get him for relatively cheap.
Ex has also linked the club with Troy Deeney again as well as a West Ham striker target from the past, Ishak Belfodil.
Ex also links two previous targets Deeney and Belfodil
“Vincent Aboubakar is another player that Moyes has liked for a while and his contract is up,” ExWHUemployee said on his Patreon site.
“Although I am unsure if the club are keen but having been linked in the past a move for Troy Deeney out of contract at Watford, in the summer, could be looked at although very unlikely the same could be said for the former Italian international (Graziano) Pelle.
“Ishak Belfodil is an Algeria team mate of (Said) Benrahma and is scoring well in Germany. We previously had interest when he was starting his career in Italy. His name has been circulated to us.”
West Ham’s already acute need for a striker in the January window is threatening to become desperate.
Even Moyes has admitted he may have to try and ‘do a Man City’ and play without a striker in a false nine (Evening Standard).