West Ham are being linked with a stunning new striker move for cash-strapped Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin which seems too good to be true.
The world and its wife knows West Ham need a new striker.
David Moyes has admitted he has been searching for a forward for two years.
West Ham simply cannot continue to rely on Michail Antonio up front.
The converted winger has been carrying the goalscoring burden for West Ham over the last year.
On his day Antonio is fantastic.
But he looks tired, does not make runs like a natural striker and may just have started to get found out too.
West Ham have been linked with a plethora of strikers with just over a week left until the transfer window closes.
But perhaps the highest profile link yet emerged overnight in a new report from The Sun.
West Ham are now being linked with a stunning new striker move for cash-strapped Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin which seems too good to be true.
West Ham linked with stunning new striker move for cash-strapped Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin which seems too good to be true
“West Ham want Everton’s England hit man Dominic Calvert-Lewin – but it will cost them a staggering £60MILLION,” The Sun claims.
“Hammers chief David Moyes has been alerted that Calvert-Lewin could be available as the Toffees try to claw back cash after years of over-spending…
“Moyes would really push the boat out for Calvert-Lewin and has new money at the club to back him in a major bid. But the valuation is currently so high that West Ham will not take the plunge. However if that changes this month or in the summer they will be pushing to the head of the queue.
“The Hammers would pay a premium just now or offer a bonus if Calvert Lewin shot them into the Champions League.”
West Ham’s record signing remains flop striker Sebastien Haller at £45m.
So seeing the figure of £60m will instantly make most West Ham fans laugh this latest rumour off.
The prospect of signing Calvert-Lewin is tantalising. An absolute workhorse who is brilliant in the air, quick and has been steadily improving his finishing too.
Calvert-Lewin would very much be a dream signing for the Hammers. And when Moyes says the board – which now includes Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky – has been great and told him to ‘get what he needs’ perhaps their new investor is fronting the cash for this particular signing?
It is interesting to see the claim that Moyes has been ‘alerted to Calvert-Lewin’s availability’ by his old club. They say there is no smoke without fire.
We would love that to be the case because goodness knows West Ham would become a serious threat with the Everton and England star up front.
But it must also be factored in that this is The Sun as well. So it all seems too good to be true.