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West Ham could miss out on Gaetan Laborde amidst potential work permit issue - report

West Ham United’s hopes of signing Montpellier hitman Gaetan Laborde could be scuppered due to potential work permit issues according to a report from L’Equipe (Print edition, May 13th, page 4).

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Hammers boss David Moyes will be prioritising the addition of a new striker this summer.

In fact, it could be argued that we need to sign at least two!

Beggars can’t be choosers though. Finances are apparently tight at the London Stadium.


So David Moyes will have to be thrifty in his player recruitment.

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West Ham chasing Gaetan Laborde

L’Equipe reckon that the Hammers have been following the 27-year-old Montpellier striker for a couple of months.

There could be a problem on the horizon for West Ham, however.

Laborde may struggle to obtain a work permit in a post-Brexit world.

The 27-year-old has never earned a cap for the French national team. That will adversely affect his chances of obtaining a work permit (L’Equipe).

Missing out on Laborde would be a real shame for West Ham. He has been in fine form this season.

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The 27-year-old has racked up 15 goals and eight assists in 36 Ligue 1 outings so far (Transfermarkt). He is an incredibly hard-working striker and is extremely strong. The Frenchman seems to have a lot of the attributes Moyes looks for in a centre-forward.

Laborde could be available for just £16 million this summer (The Guardian).

That seems like outstanding value.

In other news…Report: West Ham ‘willing to sign’ £13m striker Moyes has been chasing since January

Unfortunately for West Ham, however, it seems like a work permit issue could scupper our chances of signing the 27-year-old.

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