According to a report from L’Equipe Newcastle are currently behind West Ham in the hunt to sign Montpellier forward Gaetan Laborde.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be desperate to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium in January.
The same can certainly be said of Magpies chief Steve Bruce at St James’ Park.
Sebastien Haller and Joelinton haven’t done the business after their big money moves to West Ham and Newcastle respectively.
L’Equipe claims that the Irons and the Toon could be looking to strengthen their attacking ranks in January by signing Montpellier forward Gaetan Laborde.
It is suggested that West Ham is the 26-year-old most likely destination, however.
France Football claimed back in September that David Moyes was ready to bid £4 million for the Frenchman. He ended up staying in Montpellier, however.
Laborde has scored 22 goals since the start of the 2018/19 campaign. The Frenchman is very hard working, and although he isn’t the most prolific of strikers, his endeavour and work ethic might just add something to the Hammers’ attacking play.
West Ham need another forward who can mimic Michail Antonio’s style of player. Laborde seems like an ideal and fairly cheap option.
And signing him ahead of Newcastle may well end up looking like somewhat of a coup for the Hammers.