The door could well be open for West Ham to sign Romelu Lukaku with Tottenham only keen on a loan deal for the Chelsea striker.
However, that deal wouldn’t suit Chelsea, who are allegedly very keen to move the 30-year-old forward on permanently.
And that’s where Hammers boss David Moyes could gain an advantage over Spurs. West Ham want to sign Lukaku this summer, and have made an enquiry for the Belgium international.
So if the Hammers were to make a firm offer for Lukaku, perhaps we could beat off competition from Tottenham…
Door open for West Ham to sign Romelu Lukaku after Tottenham decision
If Moyes decides to bring in a big and powerful centre-forward this summer, there aren’t many better options out there than Lukaku.
The 30-year-old is an absolute menace for opposing defenders, and he’s a lot better footballer than some fans give him credit for.
With a long-term replacement needed for Michail Antonio, Lukaku would be absolutely ideal. And with Chelsea desperate to sell the Belgian, it wouldn’t be surprising to see West Ham try to pick him up for a bargain fee this summer.
Tottenham refusing to sign the striker on a permanent deal should leave the door wide open for the Hammers to swoop in and bring him to the London Stadium.
The centre-forward powerhouse has bagged an incredibly impressive 288 goals in 600 career games (Transfermarkt).
The 30-year-old has a ridiculously good goalscoring record against the Hammers. He has scored more goals against us than any other club in his career to date, with 11 to his name in just 17 games, and he’s bagged four assists during those outings as well (Transfermarkt).
Romelu Lukaku is a top-class striker, and I feel like a fresh start with West Ham could be exactly what he needs in order to kick his career back into life.
In my opinion, Tottenham chasing a loan deal for the 30-year-old rather than a permanent one should stand us in good stead in the race to sign the Chelsea hitman.