West Ham United want to sign former Everton forward Henry Onyekuru on loan with an option to buy according to a report from Sabah.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bring a new centre-forward to the London Stadium this month.

We have already been linked with a whole host of strikers.

And now there is a new name doing the rounds.

Sabah claims that West Ham want to sign Monaco hitman Henry Onyekuru.

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Henry Onyekuru (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Ligue 1 outfit are allegedly prepared to let the 23-year-old join the Hammers on loan for £1.3 million – a deal that would include a £4.9 million purchase option in the summer.

West Ham eyeing Henry Onyekuru

The Nigerian ace spent two years with Everton without playing a single league game before moving to Monaco in 2019.

 

He has only played eight games for the French outfit, however and spent last season on loan in Turkey with Galatasaray.

Onyekuru is far from prolific with just 57 goals in 152 career games to his name (Transfermarkt).

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Henry Onyekuru (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

The Nigeria international does possess blistering pace, however. And that is one quality that David Moyes clearly looks for in a striker.

The 23-year-old certainly shouldn’t be the Hammers’ top transfer target, however.

He could be a decent addition for West Ham for a small loan fee. The option to sign him for just under £5 million in the summer could end up being great business as well, if he proves to be a hit at the London Stadium.

The Hammers fans surely won’t be happy, however, if Henry Onyekuru ends up being our only signing this month.

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