West Ham have sounded out Edson Alvarez’s Mexico teammate Santiago Gimenez in the search for a new striker.
David Moyes has been playing down his desire to sign a new forward publicly. But privately he will be thinking the same thing.
The Scot has been championing Jarrod Bowen as a forward option. But should something happen to West Ham’s Prague hero, where would the goals come from then in a fiercely competitive Premier League?
The Hammers have been linked with a number of forwards recently from Armando Broja to Hugo Ekitike, Folarin Balogun and Elye Wahi to name but a few.
Report: West Ham sound out Edson Alvarez’s Mexico teammate Santiago Gimenez in search for new striker
And now there’s a new target in the mix it seems.
Because West Ham are sounding out Edson Alvarez’s Mexico teammate Santiago Gimenez in the search for a new striker.
That’s according to a report from Dutch outlet 1908.
Gimenez, 22, signed for Feyenoord last summer and scored 23 goals in 46 games for them in his debut season.
He has four goals in 18 appearances for Mexico, many of which have come alongside new West Ham signing Alvarez, who joined the club from Feyenoord’s Dutch rivals Ajax last week.
‘The Londoners did that not only at Feyenoord itself, but also at the striker’s entourage’
Alvarez has became the most expensive Mexican signing in the history of football with that move and the fourth of his countrymen to join West Ham.
Now he could be joined by a fifth with the report claiming ‘West Ham have already made some preparations to become more serious, but are not yet concrete’.
“One striker isn’t enough for West Ham (if Antonio joins Scamacca out of the exit door) – so they’re exploring the market for a new young option with plenty of potential. Mexican international Gimenez can offer a solution,” the report states.
“West Ham United recently inquired about the services of the Rotterdam crowd favourite. The Londoners did that not only at Feyenoord itself, but also at the striker’s entourage.
“Knowledge was also collected far beyond that: extensive research is very common among Premier League clubs, before any further concrete rapprochement is sought.”