West Ham have been offered the chance to sign a striker from the Spanish La Liga. According to The Daily Star, Real Betis have offered Loren Moron to West Ham.
The Hammers want Maxi Gomez as their top target but fear the Celta Vigo and Uruguay striker prefers a Valencia move. Betis are hoping to ease West Ham’s striker chase by giving them the chance to sign Moron.
West Ham have already lost two strikers (Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez) this summer. And doubt surrounds the future of Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic so this is a priority for Manuel Pellegrini.
But would Moron be the right man to join the Irons? We take a look at why this might be considered an unpopular choice.
Loren Moron: The wrong fit
Betis have offered Moron to West Ham but there is one major catch. He will cost around £35m. Considering he only scored six goals in the Spanish top-flight last season, this price tag is frankly ridiculous.
For just £8m more, West Ham could sign Gomez. And there are plenty of other top strikers around for cheaper than the quoted £35m.
Moreover, Moron rejected the Hammers last summer. Speaking to Estadio Deportivo, the Spaniard confirmed West Ham made a firm offer but he turned this chance down.
One year on and he has not exactly set the world alight. West Ham’s rivals Sheffield United are also reportedly keen on the 25-year-old (Informa Betis). So the Irons should let Sheffield United take this big-money risk rather than taking Betis’ bait.