West Ham could face a big problem on the horizon with one of their key targets Sardar Azmoun. Area Napoli are claiming that the Zenit Saint Petersburg ace has been offered to Arsenal. And that will surely make it incredibly hard for the Hammers to win the race to sign the striker.
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According to a report from Italian media outlet Area Napoli, West Ham are keen to sign.
David Moyes will undoubtedly want to bolster his attacking ranks this summer.
Although it is unclear as to how much the Scot will have to spend. The current global health crisis will clearly have a huge effect on finances in football.
Hammers face tough battle ahead
Area Napoli claims that Azmoun could be picked up for as little as £25 million this summer. And that would be very good value for a player with the Iranian’s quality.
Having said that, Arsenal are a lot more likely to be able to afford that fee than West Ham are.
And Mikel Arteta will be able to offer the forward more chances to win trophies than David Moyes will.
The 25-year-old has been in fine form for Zenit over the past 14 months. In 45 appearances, he has racked up 26 goals and 10 assists (Transfermarkt).
Azmoun is very strong in their air. In 27 outings for Zenit this season, the 6ft 1in hitman has won an average of two aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
The Zenit ace seems to be tailor made for the Premier League. And he is at the right age to make the transition from Russia to England. The striker has plenty of experience but is still young enough to improve further still.
But with Arsenal now allegedly int he race to sign the 41-capped Iran international, West Ham will certainly have their work cut-out.