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West Ham eye up move to sign 6ft 4in striker Beto after Rob Newman makes recommendation


West Ham eye up move to sign 6ft 4in striker Beto after Rob Newman makes recommendation

West Ham United are allegedly keen to sign powerful Udinese striker Beto in the summer transfer window.

That’s according to a report from 90 Min who claim Hammers Head of Recruitment Rob Newman has scouted the 6ft 4in striker.

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Hammers boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium before the start of next season.

Michail Antonio has carried the burden of being the club’s only striker since Sebastien Haller was sold to Ajax back in January 2021.

That obviously isn’t acceptable for a club with ambitions of challenging for honours both home and abroad.

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Moyes needs to address that particular situation…and fast. In fairness to the Scot, it seems as though he is doing all he can to bring in some competition for Antonio in the summer transfer window…

West Ham want to sign Udinese striker Beto

90 Min reckon that the giant Portuguese centre-forward is firmly on the Hammers’ radar this summer.

And we believe that the Udinese front-man would be a very good signing indeed for West Ham. He certainly possesses a lot of attributes that Moyes looks for in a striker, hence the recommendation from Newman.

Get Football News Italy claims that Beto joined Udinese permanently from Portimonense this summer for around €10 million (£8.4 million), having spent last season on loan with the Serie A outfit.

The 24-year-old target man bagged 11 goals in 29 games for Udinese last season (Transfermarkt).

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Given his height, it’s obvious that Beto is very strong in the air but he has a decent first touch as well and is a very good finisher.

The Portuguese striker is exceptional when playing with his back to goal and would provide the perfect competition and cover for Michail Antonio.

If West Ham do sign Udinese striker Beto this summer, we think he will be a good addition to Moyes’s ranks at the London Stadium.

Quite how much money the Serie A outfit will demand for the 24-year-old remains to be seen, however.

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