According to a report from L’Equipe (Print edition, January 6th, page 15), Montpellier striker Gaetan Laborde is very high on West Ham United’s transfer target list this month.
The Hammers have been linked with a move for the French striker previously.
L’Equipe reporter last month that West Ham were leading the race to sign the 26-year-old hitman.
It seems as though Hammers boss David Moyes is desperate to bring a new centre-forward to the London Stadium this month.
And L’Equipe (Print edition, January 6th, page 15) reckon that Montpellier’s Gaetan Laborde feature’s highly on the Scot’s wish-list.
France Football claimed recently that Laborde could cost somewhere around £4.5 million.
That kind of fee would undoubtedly prove attractive to West Ham considering our current financial plight. That being said, L’Equipe are reporting that Sebastien Haller is closing in on a £23 million move to Ajax.
So the Hammers may have more financial firepower this month than we thought we would have.
West Ham in for Gaetan Laborde
The 26-year-old Frenchman has racked up six goals and five assists in 18 Ligue 1 games for Montpellier this season (Transfermarkt).
Laborde 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.
£4.5 million for the 26-year-old seems like decent business for the Hammers.
This is a deal that we should be happy about if Moyes manages to get it done.
Whether Gaetan Laborde is ready to make the step up to the Premier League, however, remains to be seen.