West Ham could move to sign Chris Wood instead of Tammy Abraham this summer according to club insiders Claret and Hugh.
That is because of the respective valuations of the Chelsea and Burnley strikers.
Hammers boss David Moyes is clearly desperate to sign a top class striker this summer.
West Ham are crying out for more quality cover and competition for Michail Antonio at the London Stadium.
The East London club have already been linked with at least 30 centre-forwards since January.
West Ham more likely to sign Wood than Abraham?
Claret and Hugh reckon that because of Chelsea’s £40 million valuation of Tammy, the Burnley hitman may well be a more feasible option for the East London outfit at just £25 million.
Now, all West Ham fans would undoubtedly prefer Abraham. But Wood really wouldn’t be a bad alternative.
Not for £25 million though it must be said!
Perhaps £15-20 million would be a fairer price for the 29-year-old Clarets ace and then that would leave money to go out and sign another striker that we so desperately need.
Wood an Abraham alternative for the Hammers?
If Chelsea really do want £40 million for Tammy we should walk away. It’s quite simply too much money to pay for the 23-year-old.
The Blues are notorious for getting maximum value for every single player they sell.
We cannot afford to waste the summer chasing a striker who is unattainable and just say ‘we tried’ whilst being left empty handed.
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Chris Wood would definitely be a useful alternative for West Ham. But once again, it seems as though differing valuations could scupper any kind of move to sign the Kiwi as well.
So it seems as though it’s bad news all around!