West Ham United are eyeing a move to sign Montpellier striker Gaetan Laborde this month according to a report from the Telegraph.
David Moyes desperately needs to bring an established centre-forward to the London Stadium before the transfer window slams shut.
With Sebastien Haller having left for Ajax, Michail Antonio is now West Ham’s only recognised senior striker at the club.
And that just won’t cut it for a team who should be pushing for the top seven this season.
Now it seems as though Montpellier hitman Gaetan Laborde could be the man for the job at the London Stadium.
The Telegraph claims that West Ham are eyeing a swoop for the 26-year-old striker.
West Ham to swoop in for Gaetan Laborde?
The Frenchman could be available for around £11 million this month according to L’Equipe. That could be very decent value for the East London outfit.
Laborde has racked up six goals and six assists in 20 Ligue 1 games for Montpellier this season (Transfermarkt).
The Montpellier ace 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.
Laborde is certainly more in the mould of Michail Antonio than he is Sebastien Haller. So David Moyes will undoubtedly be a fan of the Frenchman.
Whatever happens between now and the end of the month, West Ham cannot afford not to sign a new striker.
And we could do a lot worse than Gaetan Laborde. Whether the Hammers board will be prepared to pay £11 million to acquire his services, however, remains to be seen.