Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah could be set for a permanent switch to West Ham United this summer according to football journalist Pedro Almeida.
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Almeida is usually spot on with transfers involving Portuguese and Brazilian players and clubs.
So it remains to be seen whether this rumour holds any weight.
West Ham boss David Moyes does need to sign at least one centre-forward this summer.
And the Hammers have recently been linked with Arsenal hitman Eddie Nketiah (Evening Standard).
And Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is ready to let the 21-year-old striker leave the Emirates this summer (Football.London).
So it seems as though everything is set up for Nketiah to join West Ham at the end of the season.
That’s what Pedro Almeida reckons will happen:
Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah a good signing for West Ham?
The 21-year-old has never really produced the goods at the very highest level.
He is far from prolific.
Nketiah has made just three Premier League starts for Arsenal this season and has 12 substitute appearances to his name. He has scored just one goal in the league and ironically it came against West Ham at the start of the season.
The Gunners could demand as much as £30 million for the young striker as well (talkSPORT).
This just seems like one we should be avoiding. There are far better strikers out there who are available for a lot less money too.
Nketiah wouldn’t be a bad addition on the one condition that he isn’t our main signing. If he was brought in to supplement a truly top class striker signing, then we would be fine with that.
West Ham shouldn’t be paying £30 million for a squad player though. And unless Arsenal drastically lower their demands, we just can’t see this one happening.