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West Ham eye up £25 million move to sign Watford striker João Pedro

West Ham United are allegedly keen to sign talented Watford ace João Pedro in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from UOL who claim that Watford will demand a minimum of €30 million (£25 million) for the 20-year-old Brazilian forward.

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Hammers boss David Moyes is well-known to be on the look-out for a top-class centre-forward.

The Scot desperately needs to bring a talented striker to the London Stadium in order to provide adequate cover and competition for Michail Antonio.

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Since West Ham sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax back in January 2021, we have desperately lacked options through the middle.

That needs to change before the start of next season and it seems as though Moyes has someone in particular in mind for the job…

West Ham eyeing João Pedro swoop

UOL claims that the talented South American is very much on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.

We could face competition from Newcastle and Benfica for the 20-year-old’s signature, however.

Since joining Watford from Fluminese in January 2020, Pedro has bagged 13 goals and five assists in 74 games (Transfermarkt).

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The Brazilian can play anywhere along the front-line and possesses exceptional technical ability as well as decent pace.

The Hornets ace is clearly a very talented young player but he is far from the finished article.

£25 million sounds like a lot of money for someone who is relatively unproven. Having said that, in the modern era, it’s not actually an extortionate fee to pay for a player with so much talent and potential.

West Ham signing West Ham João Pedro this summer would be a smart move.

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