Frank Lampard could bring West Ham target Abdallah Sima to Crystal Palace if he gets the job at Selhurst Park according to well-renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano.
Lampard is alleged in talks to become the new Eagles manager in place of Roy Hodgson.
And if the former Chelsea boss is handed the reigns at Palace, he could make a move to sign Slavia Prague attacker Abdallah Sima.
Frank Lampard eyeing Sima swoop if he lands Crystal Palace job
That’s according to Fabrizio Romano:
Missing out on Sima to Crystal Palace really would be a huge blow for West Ham boss David Moyes.
Sima is not an out and out striker. He can play anywhere along the front-line and has mostly operated out wide this season.
Sima certainly has the attributes needed to evolve into a proper number nine, however. He has enjoyed a fantastic campaign as well, with 19 goals and eight assists in 36 games to his name this term (Transfermarkt).
It is thought that the 19-year-old could be available for just £25 million this summer (The Mirror).
That would be exceptional value for West Ham.
Frank Lampard to be a thorn in West Ham’s side?
The 42-year-old getting the job at Palace and moving for Sima would undoubtedly be an unwelcome inconvenience for the Hammers.
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We will have to hope that Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal convince Sima that West Ham is the right move for him.
Lampard is not liked one little bit in East London and if he gets the Palace job and brings Sima to Selhurst Park, he will become even more unpopular!