Report: West Ham now in pole position to sign prolific striker with 39 goals/assists last term

West Ham United are now reportedly leading the race to sign prolific New York City FC striker Valentin Castellanos in the summer.

That’s according to a report from The Mirror who claim that the Hammers are in pole position to pay the £12.8 million fee that the MLS side are demanding for the Argentinian ace.

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It is obvious for everyone to see that Moyes is desperate to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Michail Antonio is the only striker option the Scot has had at his disposal since January 2021. That quite simply has to change in the summer.


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And it seems as though there is one centre-forward in particular who is attracting attention from Moyes and West Ham…

West Ham want to sign prolific striker

The Mirror reckon that the Hammers are now in pole position to sign New York City FC striker Valentin Castellanos.

That is allegedly because River Plate are struggling to meet the MLS side’s £12.8 million asking price.

We strongly believe he would be a very useful addition for David Moyes in the summer.

NYCFC manager Ronny Deila recently described Castellanos as an ‘unbelievable’ striker (90min).

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The 23-year-old bagged 27 goals and 12 assists in 42 games for the MLS side last season. This term, he has seven goals in 10 games to his name (Transfermarkt).

He is technically gifted, is absolutely rapid and is obviously a very good finisher. He’s strong in the air as well and can play anywhere along the front-line.

The Argentinian forward is a very hard-worker – a prerequisite for a Moyes signing. It really does seem like the New York City striker has everything that the Scot looks for in a forward player.

£12.8 million sounds like absolutely outstanding value to us for a player with the New York City FC ace’s quality.

And if West Ham do manage to sign the prolific South American striker in the summer, we think it could end up being really good business from the club.

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