Gaetan Laborde could stay or ‘leave very quickly’ according to Montpellier boss Olivier Dall’Oglio amidst strong links with West Ham.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 27-year-old striker to the London Stadium this summer according to a report from L’Equipe.
West Ham desperately need another number nine to compete with and provide cover for Michail Antonio this season.
The Hammers are expected to be very busy in the transfer market between now and tomorrow’s deadline.
And it seems as though Moyes may well have a chance to bring Laborde to the London Stadium.
Laborde to West Ham still possible?
The Frenchman’s manager Olivier Dall’Oglio finally broke his silence about where the 27-year-old could be playing his trade next season, as quoted by Foot Mercato:
“We spoke with Gaëtan, with the whole club. He is a boy who absolutely wanted to play (this Sunday), who is totally invested in the club until the end. But the context means that he too can leave very quickly. I have no certainty. He can go, he can stay. I do not know. It’s the transfer window.”
Judging by those comments, it seems as though West Ham could sign Laborde if they wanted to.
Montpellier are allegedly asking for €20 million (£17.2 million) for the French striker (France Bleu).
That seems like decent value considering what Laborde could add to our attacking options.
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Whether we go in for him considering the imminent arrival of Nikola Vlasic and potential Jesse Lingard signing remains to be seen, however.