West Ham United boss David Moyes has a new prime striker target for the summer.
That’s according to reliable insider ExWHUemployee overnight.
Moyes banked £20million from the sale of Sebastien Haller in January.
West Ham have been linked with a host of forwards since, particularly given Michail Antonio’s continued injury problems.
West Ham linked with a host of strikers after selling Haller as Antonio injury struggles continue
Various reports have laid claim as to which striker is going to be Moyes’s number one target this summer.
Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri, Brentford’s Ivan Toney, Abdallah Sima of Slavia Prague and Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong have all been labelled ‘West Ham’s prime summer striker target’ by various sites and sources over the last couple of months.
Another forward who has been strongly linked with a move to West Ham is Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham.
Insider claims Chelsea outcast Abraham is now West Ham’s number one target this summer
Respected Stratford-based Telegraph journalist Matt Law, who has close ties at Chelsea, also claimed West Ham are interested in signing Abraham.
Abraham’s future at Chelsea is increasingly uncertain as he continues to be frozen out by new manager Thomas Tuchel – read the latest on that here.
Now ExWHUemployee has claimed Abraham has emerged as West Ham’s new number one target this summer.
“At the moment it appears that Tammy Abraham is the first choice to be signed in the summer as a much needed further forward addition,” ExWHUemployee said on his Patreon site overnight.
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And West Ham’s hopes of being able to sign the big forward in the summer are growing after Tuchel made a frank admission following Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom last weekend.
Reported West Ham target Abraham did not even make the Chelsea squad for the game.
And when asked the reason why, Tuchel effectively admitted he wasn’t good enough (talkSPORT).
If West Ham do move for Abraham, his friendship with former Chelsea youth teammate Declan Rice could prove helpful.
Qualifying for Europe would not do West Ham any harm either.