According to a report from Turkish media outlet Fanatik, West Ham boss David Moyes is ready to pay €7 million (£6.2 million) to sign Porto hitman Vincent Aboubakar this summer.

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The Hammers chief will surely be keen to bolster his attacking ranks this summer.

It seems as though Albian Ajeti is quite simply not cut out for the Premier League. Meanwhile, it is painfully obvious that Sebastien Haller needs more support if he is to flourish for West Ham.

Fanatik claims that the Hammers could move to address that particular issue by signing Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar.

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Vincent Aboubakar (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

And for just £6.2 million, the Cameroonian ace might just be a decent option for the east London outfit.


The 28-year-old has struggled over the past two seasons, scoring just six goals in 19 appearances in all competitions for Porto (Transfermarkt).


He was in prolific form in the seven years before those two seasons, however. The hitman banged in 103 goals in 262 games for Valenciennes, Lorient and Porto (Transfermarkt).

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Vincent Aboubakar (Photo by Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

Aboubakar possesses blistering pace, and loves to play off the shoulder of the last defender, according to football statistics website Soccer Souls.

That is exactly what West Ham are crying out for. A pacy striker who can run in behind the opposition’s defence would be the ideal partner for Haller.

Having said that, signing a 28-year-old striker with no experience of Premier League football would represent somewhat of a risk for the Hammers.

But for just £6.2 million, Aboubakar might just be worth a punt for West Ham.

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