West Ham United were yesterday linked with a move to sign Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah on a free transfer in the summer.
According to a report from The Daily Mail, Hammers boss David Moyes is in pole position to win the race for the 22-year-old Arsenal striker’s signature this summer.
Nketiah will be out of contract with the Gunners at the end of this season and an exit from The Emirates could well be on the cards.
The young striker has been in fine form for the north London outfit recently, however, and it would be no surprise at all if Mikel Arteta is doing everything that he can to keep him at Arsenal beyond the end of this season.
And it seems as though the Hammers may well have our work cut out if we really want to sign the young Gunners striker this summer…
Arsenal could end up keeping Nketiah
High-level West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh reckon that the Gunners have actually already offered the 22-year-old forward a huge new deal.
One that West Ham allegedly will not be able to match.
Missing out on Nketiah will a shame in our opinion. He seems to be on a real steep trajectory in the right direction at the moment.
The London-born striker has plenty of pace and movement and is a very hard worker. He has proved over the last month or so that he is capable of leading the line on his own as well after ousting Alexandre Lacazette as the Gunners’ first-choice centre-forward.
His goalscoring record is fairly poor to say the least though, with just 27 goals in 108 senior games to his name (Transfermarkt).
Having said that, Nketiah has looked like a completely different player over the past moth or so and his improvements have been noticeable.
The 22-year-old has bagged four goals in his last four games for Arsenal.
We think Nketiah has great potential. If he manages to bulk up and improve upon his finishing, he could be a top class Premier League player.
Unfortunately for West Ham though, it seems more likely that Nketiah will remain at Arsenal and sign a new lucrative contract before the start of next season.