West Ham are in advanced talks to sign Barcelona forward Martin Braithwaite according to a report from Sport.

In other news…Report: West Ham to listen to offers for £3.4m attacker this summer

A €15 million (£12.8 million) transfer fee has allegedly been agreed.

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Highly respected football journalist Fabrizio Romano has cast doubt over the claims, however:

Let’s hope Romano is spot on.

Hammers boss David Moyes could and should be doing a lot better than the 30-year-old Barcelona forward.

West Ham should avoid Braithwaite move

The 30-year-old journeyman striker has never produced the goods at the very highest level.

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He is a decent forward, but nothing more than that.

The Barcelona forward has a really poor career goalscoring record. He has only 93 goals in 401 games to his name (Transfermarkt)! West Ham need to sign a proven goalscorer this summer.

David Moyes absolutely cannot be messing around with players who he ‘thinks’ might be able to do a job this season. The Hammers need the finished article.

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And unfortunately, Martin Braithwaite certainly doesn’t fit into that category.

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