West Ham United are allegedly keen to sign Valentin Castellanos from New York City FC in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report from Marca who claim that the Hammers face competition from Palmeiras for the 23-year-old striker.
It is alleged that the Argentinian ace will cost just £12 million this summer (Marca).
Bringing some proper competition into the London Stadium for Michail Antonio will be the main priority for West Ham manager David Moyes this summer.
Having one striker and hoping to compete on all fronts is simply unsustainable. That needs to change in the summer, and it seems as though Moyes has his eye on someone in particular to help address that particular issue.
West Ham keen to sign Castellanos
The 23-year-old New York City FC hitman is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window according to a report from Marca.
Italian website Tutto Mercato Web claimed that West Ham actually had two bids for the striker rejected in January.
We strongly believe he would be a very useful addition for David Moyes in the summer.
NYCFC manager Ronny Deila recently described Castellanos as an ‘unbelievable’ striker (90min).
The 23-year-old bagged 27 goals and 12 assists in 42 games for the MLS side last season. This term, he has seven goals in 10 games to his name (Transfermarkt).
He is technically gifted, is absolutely rapid and is obviously a very good finisher. He’s strong in the air as well and can play anywhere along the front-line.
The Argentinian forward is a very hard-worker – a prerequisite for a Moyes signing. It really does seem like the New York City striker has everything that the Scot looks for in a forward player.
£12 million sounds like absolutely outstanding value to us for a player with the New York City FC ace’s quality.
And if West Ham are genuinely keen to sign Castellanos, there should be no reason why Moyes won’t be able to bring him to the London Stadium in the summer transfer window.