According to a report from Foot Mercato, David Moyes is not put off by Moussa Dembele’s recent goal drought. The French publication also suggest that the Hammers are leading the race for the 24-year-old’s signature.
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France Football (November 24th, page 4) claimed yesterday that West Ham are closely watching the former Celtic hitman.
David Moyes should be on the look-out for another established centre-forward in January.
The Scot needs to add more competition and cover for Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller.
So a move for Dembele, who earns £50,000 per week according to Silly Season, would certainly make sense. The Sun’s claim that Lyon value the 24-year-old at around £30 million is a clear problem, however.
Nevertheless, Foot Mercato suggest that West Ham are in pole position to sign Dembele.
They claim that Moyes is not put off by the Frenchman’s recent goal drought. Dembele hasn’t scored in his last 12 games for Lyon.
The striker did score 10 goals in his previous 16 games, however. He clearly has a lot of talent. Dembele would be a decent signing for us in January, but only if we can pick him up for £20 million or less. £30 million is quite simply too much money.
And it would be incredibly surprising if our board were prepared to splash that kind of cash on the Frenchman.