Slavia Prague president Jaroslav Tvrdik has denied suggestions that Abdallah Sima will cost West Ham United £35 million this summer.

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According to a report from the Mirror (Friday January 8th, Page 61), the 19-year-old Slavia Prague striker is the Hammers’ number one centre-forward target.

Claret and Hugh recently claimed that West Ham have been told they will have to pay €40 million (£35 million) if they want to sign Sima, however.

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It appears as though that isn’t the case though.

Slavia Prague president denies West Ham insider’s Abdallah Sima claim

Slavia Prague president Jaroslav Tvrdik took to Twitter to pour cold water on the claim made by Claret and Hugh:

That statement can be taken one of two ways.

Either it means that Slavia will not demand that much for Sima. Or perhaps they actually want more money for the 19-year-old striker.

This is one that West Ham should really be pursuing either way.

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David Moyes desperately needs to bring two top class centre-forwards to the London Stadium this summer.

And Sima could be the ideal option for the Hammers.

He has racked up 19 goals and five assists in 28 games this term (Transfermarkt). The Senegalese teenager is still very raw and has to work on his technique. His talent and potential is undeniable, however.

Perhaps if we could pick Sima up for around £20-25 million, it should be a deal that we wrap up as quickly as possible. Much will depend on how much money the West Ham owners are prepared to spend this summer.

If they have any kind of ambition whatsoever though, Sima should be one of the first arrivals at the London Stadium this summer.

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