West Ham United have been linked with a move to sign Boavista striker Alberth Elis in the summer transfer window.
Diario Diez claims that the 26-year-old will return to Boavista in the summer after his loan spell with Bordeaux this season.
And Hammers boss David Moyes allegedly wants to bring him to the London Stadium before the start of next season.
Signing a striker will be the absolute number one priority for Moyes in the summer transfer window.
Michail Antonio is currently the only option that the Scot has at his disposal and that just isn’t acceptable for a club with apparent aspirations of challenging for honours both domestically and on the continent.
It seems as though the West Ham manager is determined to change all of that in the summer though…
West Ham eyeing summer transfer window swoop for striker
Diario Diez claims that the Hammers want to sign the Boavista owned hitman this summer.
Signing another forward will be pivotal for West Ham this season and it seems as though Moyes has his eyes set on one man in particular.
Now, the 53-capped Honduras international isn’t an out and out striker. He is actually a winger by trade, although he can operate through the middle as a centre-forward.
Elis was in fine form for Boavista last season. He racked up eight goals and seven assists in 31 league games (Transfermarkt).
This season, he has bagged nine goals and one assist in 20 games for Bordeaux during a loan spell with the French side (Transfermarkt).
The Honduran possesses blistering pace and plays with a certain kind of directness that could make him a real asset for West Ham. £8.5 million for the Boavista man seems like decent value.
He has acquired the nickname ‘The Little Panther’ having donned a Black Panther mask on numerous occasions after scoring.
A Bola reckon that Elis could cost just £8.5 million this summer.
There would be no guarantees that he would acclimatise to the demands of Premier League football. He does have all of the basic ingredients needed to succeed in the English game, however.
And we think that Alberth Elis would be a fine addition for West Ham in the summer, as long as he is signed in addition to an elite centre-forward.