West Ham are allegedly considering a January transfer window swoop for Montpellier forward Stephy Mavididi.
That’s according to a report from Tuttomercatoweb who claim that the 23-year-old ex-Arsenal attacker is on the radar of Hammers boss David Moyes.
The Scot desperately needs to bring a new striker to the London Stadium before the January window slams shut.
West Ham have already been linked with numerous different centre-forwards since the summer. And with just six days remaining before the window closes, our search for a new striker is now getting desperate.
Moyes quite simply cannot make do with Michail Antonio as his only centre-forward option for another four or five months. It’s an untenable situation for a club chasing success both domestically and on the continent.
It’s unfair on Antonio himself as well. It seems as though Moyes is doing everything he can to address that particular issue…
West Ham eyeing Stephy Mavididi swoop
Tuttomercatoweb reckon that the Hammers are keeping a close eye on the 23-year-old striker as the January transfer window deadline closes in.
Mavididi began his career at Arsenal before moving to Juventus back in 2018. The Derby-born attacker then left Turin to link up with Dijon on loan before making a permanent switch to Montpellier in the summer of 2020.
The young forward has been a real hit in France.
He has bagged eight goals and three assists in 21 Ligue 1 outings for Montpellier this season (Transfermarkt).
Mavididi can play anywhere along the front-line, possesses real pace and has impressive movement.
Montpellier value Mavididi at around £15 million according to The Daily Mail.
That seems like a decent fee for someone with the former Arsenal ace’s talent and potential.
It could be argued that West Ham need an out-and-out striker though. The addition of someone with a more proven track record of scoring goals would make more sense for the Hammers in the January transfer window.
It seems to us that there are plenty of better, more cost effective options out there for the Hammers this month.
Having said that, if Moyes signs Mavididi, we will trust the Scot’s judgement.