West Ham United have reportedly made an enquiry to sign Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from AS who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is showing an interest in bringing the 29-year-old forward to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
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Signing a top quality, proven centre-forward will be at the very top of Moyes’s priority list in the summer.
Michail Antonio desperately needs more competition and cover and he has actually said so himself on multiple occasions.
It seems as though Hammers boss Moyes has his eye on someone currently plying their trade in Spain…
West Ham make enquiry to sign Real Betis striker
AS reckon that the East London outfit are keen to bring Borja Iglesias to the London Stadium this summer.
Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini actually wanted to sign Iglesias when he was in charge at West Ham (El Desmarque).
And now the Chilean is allegedly ready to move him on in order to raise funds for a summer splurge in the transfer market.
The 29-year-old wouldn’t be a terrible signing for the Hammers.
Let’s be real here though, Moyes should be aiming for way better than the Spaniard.
He score just 10 goals for Betis this season and his record of 35 goals in 120 games for the La Liga side makes for pretty grim reading (Transfermarkt).
Expecting Iglesias to adapt to the ferocious pace of Premier League football when he is nearly 30 would be unrealistic.
It’s a hard thing to come from Spain and succeed in England when players are in their primes, let alone on the downward curve of their careers.
Moyes and West Ham would be far better served by looking to sign a more physically robust striker with a better goalscoring record this summer.