West Ham United have apparently made contact with the agent of Aleksandr Golovin about a potential January transfer move to sign the Monaco ace.
RB Sport reported a few days ago that the Hammers were eying up a move to sign the Russia international this month.
The Athletic reckon that Monaco are demanding around £39 million for Golovin.
The 25-year-old could be sold for just £33 million though, according to a report from Championat.
That still seems to be far too steep for West Ham. That hasn’t deterred Sport Witness from claiming that the Russian is indeed a target for the Hammers though.
They claim that a source close to the player has told them that West Ham have made contact with Golovin’s agent about a potential move to the London Stadium.
West Ham make contact with Golovin agent about potential January transfer move
Sport Witness reckon that the Hammers have made the first move to bring the Russia international to East London.
It is stipulated that we have only contacted Golovin’s agent once though.
Perhaps we discovered that he won’t be sold for any less than £33 million and walked away! That wouldn’t be any surprise would it.
And let’s be honest here…David Moyes has far more pressing priorities at hand than signing another attacking midfielder this month.
West Ham desperately need to sign a top-class striker, a centre-back and a left-back this month. Sure, we undoubtedly won’t be able to get all of those signings through the door.
They should be Moyes’s priorities nevertheless.
The addition of a number 10 should be well down on Moyes’s wish-list in the January transfer window.
The Hammers have plenty of players who can operate in that particular position, even in the absence of Said Benrahma who is away at the Africa Cup of nations with Algeria.
Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini and Nikola Vlasic are all more than comfortable when playing just behind the main striker.
Bringing in another number 10 this month would be absolutely crazy, especially if Moyes failed to bolster his centre-forward, centre-back and left-back departments.
Golovin is a very talented player. That goes without saying.
It could be argued that he has never lived up to his potential since moving to Monaco in 2018, however. He has just 16 goals and 22 assists in 114 games for Monaco to his name thus far (Transfermarkt).
Those numbers do not correlate to a £33 million transfer fee. West Ham could and should be doing a lot better than the Monaco attacking midfielder, if we are going to strengthen in that particular department.
As mentioned earlier though, Moyes must bringing a striker, a central defender and a left-back before he does anything else.
Golovin will be a decent signing for whichever club wins the race for his signature. West Ham quite simply won’t be that club in our opinion though. We have far more pressing concerns at the moment other than strengthening the number 10 position!