West Ham United are allegedly keen to sign Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Moussa Diaby in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from 90min who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 22-year-old winger to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
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Moyes will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a gifted wide man after Andriy Yarmolenko’s release and with Nikola Vlasic facing a very uncertain future with West Ham.
The Scot desperately needs to add some pace and power to his front-line.
As things stand, the only forward we have with those attributes is Michail Antonio and he definitely isn’t as quick as he once was.
And it seems as though Moyes has someone in mind who would address our lack of speed and power up front instantly…
West Ham eyeing Moussa Diaby swoop
90min claims that the 22-year-old winger is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
We think that the Leverkusen ace would be an exceptional addition for West Ham.
Diaby joined Bayer Leverkusen from Paris Saint-Germian in the summer of 2019.
He has been a huge hit with the Bundesliga side, bagging 35 goals and 37 assists in 124 games so far (Transfermarkt).
This season just gone, the five-capped France international chalked up 17 goals and 14 assists in 42 games (Transfermarkt).
The 22-year-old is absolutely rapid and plays with a certain kind of directness that would he see him slot perfectly into the Hammers’ counter attacking setup.
He has been described as an ‘astonishing’ player by the Bundesliga’s official website.
The lively forward can play anywhere along the front-line and that will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes.
West Ham signing Moussa Diaby this summer really would be a huge statement.
Whether we are prepared to pay nowhere near the £60 million that Leverkusen allegedly want for his signature, however, remains to be seen.