West Ham United have reportedly made a concrete move to sign talented Wolfsburg attacker Josip Brekalo.
That’s according to a report from Calciomercato.it who claim that the 23-year-old could be picked up for just €10 million (£8 million) this summer, and Southampton want to sign him as well.
It is an understatement to say that Hammers boss David Moyes needs to sign a top-class centre-forward this summer.
We quite simply cannot rely upon Michail Antonio to be our only striker for another season. The 32-year-old has done brilliantly for West Ham over the past couple of years but he needs more competition and cover.
Now, whilst Brekalo can play anywhere along the front-line, he isn’t an out-and-out striker. Moyes has always liked to convert attacking wide players into central strikers but surely he won’t do the same again this summer…will he?
West Ham eyeing move to sign Brekalo
The 23-year-old attacker is currently on loan with Italian side Torino but they can’t afford the £8.4 million option they have to sign him.
And as a result, the Hammers could swoop in to bring him to the London Stadium according to a report from Calciomercato.it.
Brekalo has bagged seven goals and two assists in 31 Serie A games for Torino so far this season (Transfermarkt).
The 30-capped Croatian international is absolutely rapid according to the Bundesliga’s official website.
He is obviously a very good footballer and West Ham desperately lack any kind of pace along the front-line. Brekalo would be a very useful addition as a winger but NOT as a central striker.
Andriy Yarmolenko will be leaving the London Stadium this summer so signing the Croatian as a replacement for just £8.4 million would be a very wise move for the Hammers.
At 23, the Wolfsburg-owned ace has plenty of years left ahead of him to improve and he could be a hit at the London Stadium.
If Brekalo is signed to be a central striker for West Ham though, it just will not be good enough from Moyes and the club.