Ukraine striker Roman Yaremchuk is a ‘concrete target’ for West Ham United and could be signed for just £18million.
That’s according to an exciting claim from respected Italian football journalist Rudy Galetti overnight.
West Ham boss David Moyes has reportedly been hugely impressed by Andriy Yarmolenko’s teammate and wants to sign him according to the likes of Calciomercato.it.
It is one of the worst kept secrets in football that West Ham are looking to sign a new forward this summer.
Ukraine powerhouse striker Yaremchuk linked with West Ham move after impressing at Euro 2020
Powerful Yaremchuk has impressed at Euro 2020 scoring two goals in two games so far. He has a decent goal record for club and country with 77 goals in just over 200 career games so far.
Now respected Italian journalist Galetti has claimed West Ham’s interest in the 25-year-old is ‘concrete’.
And he claims Yaremchuk’s club Gent would accept an offer of just £18m.
The only problem for West Ham is that AC Milan – who are back in the Champions League next season – are also said to be interested.
Yaremchuk a ‘concrete target’ for Hammers and could be signed for just £18m claims respected Italian journalist
“Roman Yaremchuk, Euro2020 talent, is a concrete target of West Ham,” Galetti said on Twitter.
“The Hammers want to try to take 1995 class (25-year-old) from the Gent.
“With an offer of about €20 mln (£18m), the Belgian club can let him go. Milan calling?”
West Ham have been linked with a host of strikers since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January.
Moyes will get another look at Yaremchuk today in UEFA role
Moyes is working as a technical observer for UEFA at Euro 2020. And he will have no doubt been impressed by Yaremchuk when watching the equally impressive performances from current Hammers star Yarmolenko.
The pair will be in action again today as Ukraine take on Austria to battle for a place in the last 16.
Yaremchuk seems to be the whole package West Ham are looking for.
He boasts decent pace, lots of power, workrate, excellent hold up play, strong aerial ability and is a quality finisher too boot.
The West Ham target enjoyed a stellar campaign with Gent last season, racking up 23 goals and eight assists in 43 games (Transfermarkt).
He appears to have all the ingredients needed to be a success in the Premier League. Whether that will be with West Ham remains to be seen.
But Moyes will be hoping Yarmolenko will put a good word in for the club.