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Report claims West Ham want to bring exciting striker Antoine Semenyo back to London
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Report claims West Ham want to bring exciting striker Antoine Semenyo back to London

West Ham United allegedly want to sign Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from 90Min who claims that the Hammers having been closely watching the 22-year-old Chelsea-born ace over the past few weeks.

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David Moyes desperately needed to bring a striker to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.

The Scot ended up failing to do so though and West Ham now have to rely on Michail Antonio as our only option through the middle between now and the end of the season.

Hopefully we manage to muddle through and finish inside the top six for the second consecutive season. It will be an incredibly big ask though.

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And let’s keep our fingers crossed that Moyes puts all of the January wrongs right in the summer.

West Ham chasing Antoine Semenyo

The Bristol City hitman is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window according to claims from 90Min.

We think that Semenyo could be a really useful addition for West Ham but only if he is brought in to supplement a marquee striker signing.

If the Bristol City ace is Moyes’s only striker signing there will be plenty of angry West Ham fans, that’s for sure, in spite of his undoubted ability.

The 22-year-old has bagged six goals and eight assists in 21 Championship appearances for the Robins so far this season (Transfermarkt).

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The Bristol City striker has blistering pace and is a really hard-working forward. He has been described as ‘rapid’ by Sky Sports.

He is also a very impressive dribbler and always puts in a defensive shift so it’s easy to see why Moyes might be interested in signing him in the summer.

Semenyo does panic sometimes in front of goal though and that is something that he absolutely must improve if he is to make the jump up from the Championship to the Premier League.

There is one big problem for West Ham as well. Bristol City are demanding around £20 million for the 22-year-old (Bristol Post).

That seems like an awful lot of money to be splashing out on someone who is entirely unproven at the very highest level.

Perhaps somewhere closer to £10-15 million will be a more realistic fee for Bristol City to expect for Semenyo. And if West Ham manage to pick him up for something like that kind of fee, then we think he would be a smart acquisition for the club.

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