Insider ExWHUemployee has delivered a major update on West Ham United’s interest in Tammy Abraham after a development at Aston Villa.
West Ham have been heavily linked with a move for the Chelsea outcast as David Moyes searches for a new striker.
But so too have Abraham’s former loan club Aston Villa.
Hammers target Abraham is resigned to leaving Chelsea this summer according to a recent report from The Daily Mail.
Chelsea outcast Abraham is Moyes’s number one target but Villa are on the scene too
The likes of Eurosport, The Athletic and West Ham insider ExWHUemployee have all claimed the 23-year-old is Moyes’s number one striker target.
So West Ham fans have been concerned about the interest from Villa, who have already spent over £30m this summer and could be set to have £100m added to their budget from the sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City.
And West Ham supporters are right to be worried about Aston Villa’s interest in the 23-year-old forward.
That’s if ExWHUemployee’s latest transfer update is anything to go by.
Hammers must act fast as Villa prepare ‘substantial bid’ says insider
Because the West Ham insider says the club will have to make their move soon for Abraham or risk losing out to Villa.
“I am hoping there is some movement before I next do one (an update) either tomorrow or Monday but this is unlikely,” Ex said on The West Ham Way patreon site.
“We especially need to move soon for Abraham if we want to secure him because it looks like Aston Villa are going to firm up their interest and make a substantial bid for the player.”
West Ham’s big problem here is that the club’s striker budget is reportedly limited to around £35m.
And free-spending Villa appear to be flush with cash once again this summer so could comfortably outbid the east Londoners.
West Ham could have a couple of ace cards over Villa
So West Ham have to move fast and co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold may have to loosen the purse strings to get Moyes the man he wants.
The Hammers do have a couple of ace cards up their sleeve. The first is that Abraham would remain in London.
And the second is that West Ham will be playing European football next season in the revamped Europa League – which is a smaller tournament packed with quality sides in the new format.
In other West Ham and Villa related news, Grealish has revealed what Vladimir Coufal said about him on the pitch just before he set up Raheem Sterling for England’s winner over the Czech Republic.