Reported David Moyes West Ham striker target Alexandre Lacazette admits he is open to a January move after speaking out about his future in a new interview.
West Ham tried to sign Arsenal bit-part player Lacazette back in 2016.
The Hammers wanted to make the Frenchman their marquee striker signing as they moved from Upton Park to the London Stadium.
But West Ham saw a bid of £31 million rejected, as reported by Sky Sports at the time. And he ended up moving to Arsenal instead.
Now, five years on, West Ham have already made contact to sign Lacazette from Arsenal in a cut price deal in January according to a recent report from Jeunes Footeux – as also reported by Hammers News.
West Ham’s desperate need for another striker was laid bare again at the weekend. Consecutive narrow defeats to Man City and Wolves have highlighted how the Hammers need an alternative to Michail Antonio.
It is almost certain that West Ham will finally sign a striker in January – one year after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax.
So there was huge encouragement for Moyes and West Ham when his reported target Lacazette spoke out about his future in a new interview with Téléfoot, admitting he is open to a move in January.
Reported David Moyes West Ham striker target Alexandre Lacazette admits he is open to January move
“But not before January – I really want to turn towards something.
“We’ll see what comes up, if the challenges are interesting, if the projects are nice and how I’m being counted on.
“So there’s still a lot of questions, and I would rather wait until January to position myself.”
If Lacazette is looking for a move to a club where he will be counted on then he can be sure of that at West Ham.
The Hammers are looking forward to the last 16 of the Europa League in March and are fighting – with the likes of Arsenal – for the European places again this season.
Lacazette could operate as a true striker up front and crucially could play WITH Antonio at West Ham as the Hammers ace can play in either of the wide forward positions too.
At 30, the Frenchman is younger than Antonio and would be coup for West Ham.