West Ham United have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign powerful Colombian striker Jhon Duran.
That’s according to a report from the Sun who claim that the Hammers are ready to battle Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United for the 18-year-old wonderkid’s signature in the January transfer window.
The Chicago Fire striker is allegedly available for around £10 million this winter (The Sun).
David Moyes really needs to bring another forward to the London Stadium in January in my opinion, to help compete with Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag are both in the same boat at Anfield and Old Trafford respectively.
Could the Hammers beat both Premier League giants to the talented teenager’s signature though?
West Ham to battle Manchester United and Liverpool for Jhon Duran
The 18-year-old Colombia international is on the radars of all three Premier League clubs, according to the Sun.
The young attacker is a real talent and seemingly has everything needed to succeed on the world’s biggest stage.
Duran has bagged eight goals and six assists in 30 games for Chicago Fire this season (Transfermarkt).
He is a centre-forward by trade but can also operate as a left winger.
The South American possesses blistering pace and has really impressive strength for someone so young.
He is obviously still incredibly raw and tough around the edges.
However, £10 million is a bargain fee and should limit the risk involved with signing him.
Let’s hope that West Ham manage to beat both Manchester United and Liverpool to the signing of Jhon Duran in January.
I think the 18-year-old could go on to be a real star in the game.