A new report claims West Ham want £50m rated ex PSG ace Moussa Diaby who has caught the eye with a superb goal and assist record.
Signing at least one quality forward is right at the top of the agenda for both David Moyes at West Ham this summer.
Moyes has Michail Antonio as West Ham’s only serious senior striker option and has failed to get a forward signed in the last two and a half windows.
Antonio’s horrendous form has exacerbated the problem. The forward last scored a Premier League goal on New Year’s Day and the only other he has netted since was in a 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Southampton.
Speculation has been rife since linking West Ham with a host of forwards this summer including the likes of Darwin Nunez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Now a new name has been added to the list in the shape of ex PSG forward Moussa Diaby.
A new report claims West Ham want ex PSG ace Diaby, who has brilliant goal and assist record at Bayer Leverkusen.
So good in fact that 22-year-old Diaby has earned five senior France caps despite the plethora of attacking talent in Didier Deschamps’ squad.
According to Calciomercato, West Ham have set their sights on a summer move for £50m-rated Diaby but may face a battle to get him.
Report: West Ham want £50m rated ex PSG ace Moussa Diaby who has superb goal and assist record
Diaby clearly has pedigree. He scored two goals in 25 games as a highly-rated youngster at PSG before moving to Germany back in 2019.
There he has blossomed and has managed to score 16 goals and provide 12 assists across all competitions this season.
That includes four goals and two assists in seven appearances for Leverkusen in the Europa League too (WhoScored).
Calciomercato claims West Ham may also face rival interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
But the report claims West Ham hold the ace card right now as they can offer something those clubs can’t – to be a guaranteed regular starter.
“The Hammers can offer regular football in London, something Diaby could find difficult to come by immediately at those big clubs.
“West Ham could improve their chances of signing the winger by qualifying for Europe, preferably the Champions League by winning the Europa League.
“In any case, Diaby will have plenty of time to assess his options in the summer, as a move away remains a possibility. Leverkusen are known to cash in on its players if the right offer comes in. The Bundesliga side could demand over £50 million, something the London side could put together in an offer.”
Last month the alleged West Ham target revealed he is “thinking about” taking the next step in his career and leaving Leverkusen this summer (Bulinews).