West Ham United insider ExWHUemployee has provided a comprehensive update on the club’s search for a new striker.
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David Moyes has been operating with just one senior striker in his squad since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.
But Michail Antonio’s injury issues have at times left West Ham’s lack of depth exposed.
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Moyes has ring fenced the money from the Haller sale to sign a forward this summer.
And the Scot has been linked with a host of players from Abdallah Sima and Tammy Abraham to Ivan Toney and Marko Arnautovic.
Now anonymous insider ExWHUemployee has given an update on West Ham’s striker hunt.
Speaking on the latest West Ham Way podcast, Ex discussed Moyes’s shortlist for the summer.
Hammers insider ExWHUemployee delivers update on West Ham striker plans
“The club apparently want to move quite early for a striker so they can get it sorted and work with him pre-season,” Ex told the latest West Ham Way podcast.
“Tammy Abraham… he appears to be on his way out at Chelsea, now we are incredibly interested in him. Whether we would stump up the £30-40million that is rumoured to be the price, but we could go for him on loan. A loan to buy possibly.
“Sima at Slavia Prague… I know that we were keen. Adam Hloek, who plays for their rivals Sparta, is someone we’ve looked at. We were really keen on Youssef En-Nesyri in January, there’s a chance we could go back for him.
‘He could be a back-up option’
“Adam Armstrong at Blackburn, Ivan Toney at Brentford – but obviously that’s going to depend on their promotion.
“I do believe that there is serious interest in bringing Arnie (Mark Arnautovic) back to the club as well.
“I have heard that Arnautovic is prepared to take a reduction in his wages.
“He does want to come back to the club and apparently Moyes is undecided at this moment in time.
“There are other forwards ahead of him… he could be a back-up option.”